Program Options

Our 60-credit program is designed to prepare the student to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The student may also choose to pursue doctoral study after completing the 60-credit option.

The Forensic Psychology Specialization requires two extra courses (6 credits), Law and Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice (PSY 627), and Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology (PSY 634), as well as a forensic focused master’s thesis and forensic practicum and internship experiences.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
PSY 507Statistics and Research Design3
PSY 528Human Sexuality3
PSY 564Advanced Developmental Psychology3
PSY 594Physiology and Treatment of Substance Abuse3
PSY 596Techniques of Therapy3
PSY 602Clinical Psychopathology3
PSY 610Clinical Assessment3
PSY 615Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues for Clinicians3
PSY 621Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies3
PSY 625Advanced Personality3
**PSY 627Law and Forensic Psychology: Research and Practice3
PSY 628Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning3
**PSY 634Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology3
PSY 635Group Therapy3
PSY 637 Advanced Forensic Psychology: Assessment and Treatment3
PSY 646Social and Multicultural Foundations of Practice3
PSY 665Clinical Practicum3
PSY 675Clinical Internship6
PSY 643Vocational Psychology3
PSY 645Community Psychology3
PSY 699Thesis3

**Students completing the Forensic Psychology Specialization take these additional courses.

Please Note:

According to recently changed Florida law, any student who graduates from this program after July 1, 2025 will no longer be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. See the following link: www.barry.edu/main/accreditation/professional-licensure-or-certification.html

Contact Dr. Linda Bacheller, Director, MS Clinical Psychology Program for more information: lbacheller@barry.edu or 305-899-4576.