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Counseling Programs at Barry University

Master of Science in Counseling
The MS in Counseling is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The master’s degree in counseling offers four specializations and provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform competently, ethically, and successfully as professional counseling practitioners in a wide range of settings. The following specializations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP): Mental Health Counseling, Marital, Couple, Family Counseling and Therapy, and School Counseling.

Educational Specialist in Counseling
The EdS program in Counseling is designed for students who already hold a master's degree in counseling or a related field.This program is for individuals seeking to increase their education and skills beyond the master’s degree for advanced licensure or certification requirements or other professional objectives. The educational specialist degree offers five specializations and provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform competently, ethically, and successfully as professional counseling practitioners in a wide range of settings.

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling
The PhD in Counseling is designed for students who already hold a master's or higher degree in counseling or a related field.The doctoral program provides a specialization in marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy. The program includes education and training aimed at developing skills that will prepare students to assume leadership roles in the field of counseling. The PhD in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Specialist in School Psychology
The Specialist in School Psychology program provides the educational background to succeed in the field of school psychology. The Master of Science in Psychology program prepares students to go on to the Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program. This program is designed to meet the needs of a broad group of students, from recent graduates with bachelor's degrees to teachers or mental health professionals with years of experience who are interested in a career upgrade. The Master of Science in Psychology (MS) program is a prerequisite to acceptance into the Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) program.

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