Clinical Psychology Option

We will NOT be accepting any clinical psychology master’s students in the future. We are in the process of developing a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in August 2023. The master’s program in clinical psychology will be discontinued after all current students graduate. Please check back for more information about the application process for the PsyD program. If you would like to be added to the list to receive more information about the PsyD program once it becomes available, please email Jacquelene Patterson.

Provide counseling and promote mental health

Want to be a professional counselor? Taking clinical psychology can lead you to licensure.

As a counselor, you can examine, diagnose and treat psychological disorders.

Graduate ready to earn your license and become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or go on toward your PhD.

Degree options

Due to the program requirements, you must complete your degree as a full-time student.

Degree plan

Review a sample schedule that details your path to graduation.

Why take the clinical option?

High school student talking to psychology graduate in school hallway.

Build your readiness for licensure

Our program prepares you to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri. You’ll graduate with the academic and clinical experience needed to pursue your license.

Student taking notes on clipboard in clinical setting.

Enjoy a cohort experience

You’ll complete your master’s degree in a cohort – a small class of your peers. A cohort gives you a better chance to build connections with your classmates and professors.

Psychology professor Dr. Ashley Payne speaking to class.

Have a well-rounded education

Active and highly qualified faculty teach your classes. Their broad backgrounds in research, teaching and clinical work will enhance your learning and give you a quality degree.

Student examining patient photos and a graph.

Go bigger: Get a doctoral degree

If you’re thinking about a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology, this program strengthens your résumé. You’ll have the research and clinical training to stand out when you apply to doctorate programs.

Counseling session in office.
Careers and outcomes

Help people with their mental, emotional and behavioral issues. Provide your services in clinical or practice-based settings.