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Counseling Psychology - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg Options*

Considering the Counseling Psychology MS program?

High quality clinical training in evidence-based approaches includes faculty-supervised practicum in our in-house training clinic and internship opportunities in the community.

Active research teams provide unique opportunities to engage in the research process.

Coursework largely overlaps with the Counseling Psychology PhD program’s initial 2 years and is provided by experts within a variety of psychology specialties.

Competitive opportunities for Graduate Assistantships throughout campus offices which support full-time students through a monthly stipend and tuition waiver.

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60hour program
8students admitted annually
2routes: licensure & doctoral programs

Why Counseling Psychology MS Degree at Southern Miss?

The mission of the Counseling Psychology master’s program at the University of Southern Mississippi is to provide the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary for students to become competent professional counselors and/or seek further graduate study by providing training in the foundations required of proficient consumers of psychological science. As such, we train students to utilize the science of psychology to inform sound diagnostic and evidence-based interventions consistent with the philosophical underpinnings of Counseling Psychology in serving their clients, community, and the profession.

Counseling Psychology Faculty Mentorship

Cohort sizes are small to allow for high quality mentorship. Faculty members invest significant time to ensure graduates meet their career goals as practicing counselors or for continued doctoral study. Counseling Psychology faculty provide regular research mentorship aligned with faculty research programs and students’ career goals as well as clinical supervision in the in-house training clinic.


Degree Plan Availability
Counseling Psychology MSHattiesburg
  • Community Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Private Practice
  • Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student
  • Greg Watson, 2007,
    Licensed Professional Counselor, private practice
  • MaryAnne Messer, 2015
    Doctoral Student, Auburn University
  • Christine Boehmer, 2015,
    Licensed Professional Counselor, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources