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Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology 

Trains students to become successful, impactful counselors licensed in the state of Oklahoma.

Program Overview

Give the gift of hope and transformation through counseling. Southern Nazarene University offers degree programs that will set you on the path to make a difference in the lives of others.



Be a Professional Counselor ,Being a professional counselor provides individuals the opportunity to offer hope and transformation. SNU offers degree programs that will set you on the path to make a difference in the lives of others.

Be a Marital and Family TherapistMarriage, family, and couples-oriented therapy are an opportunity to make a difference in important relationship systems.

Be a Play Therapist  There is no better way to connect with, engage, and offer healing to a child and a child’s family than through the act of play.

Be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor– The unique challenges of liberating people from substance abuse and addiction can be a rewarding counseling experience.

Conduct Research  Effective counseling begins by being knowledgeable and able to utilize the most current methods of scientific research.

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Graduate in as few as
28 months
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Engage in meaningful coursework that will propel you toward the completion of your dissertation and graduation with your doctoral degree. Upon finishing this degree program, you will be prepared to affect meaningful change as a leader wherever you go.

Introduction to Counseling Techniques


PSY 5313 Lifespan Development


PSY 5263 Psychopathy


PSY 5283 Professional Orientation


PSY 6113 Theories and Techniques of Counseling I


PSY 6123 Theories and Techniques of Counseling II


PSY 6253 Marital and Family Systems Theories


PSY 6133 Research Methods I


PSY 6193 Internship


PSY 6593 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling


PSY 5153 Psychological and Career Assessment


PSY 5233 Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Assessment


PSY 6493 Internship


PSY 6213 Group Psychotherapy Techniques


PSY 6303 Counseling Children and Adolescents


PSY 6293 Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships


PSY 6143 Research Methods II


PSY 6993 Thesis


Upcoming Start Dates


Monday, August 2, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Admission Steps 

The faculty and administration in the Graduate Programs in Counseling take the process of training counselors very seriously. The application process is therefore very thorough and critical to both our admissions and educational process. We greatly value our application process that accepts only those whom we believe will make the best counselors. We do not require the GRE because we do not want to simply quantify potential applicants. Our desire is for our admissions process to allow us to get to know each applicant as a person in order to see if that person will be a good fit for our program, and that our program will be the right program for the applicant. Also, we firmly believe that our program is challenging, demands excellence from our students, and more than adequately prepares all of our students for the variety of situations faced as a counselor. We are looking for future students who can excel in the classroom, be flexible in thought, and have the ability to connect with and engage others from various backgrounds and circumstances. We accelerate our program because we want our students to get the best training possible, while also being able to start their career as soon as possible.

 You must meet the following requirements to apply to our program:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Taken at least 18 hours of psychology related undergraduate coursework (General or Introduction to Psychology and Statistics are required)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher is considered competitive

International Students: Please click here to find out more about the application requirements.

If you need assistance with a learning, physical, or psychological disability that may affect your application process, we encourage you to contact the Academic Center for Excellence, Disability Services at (405) 717-6272 (M-F 8:00-5:00). All students with disabilities are encouraged to seek assistance from ACE (LRC 325).

Click here to view the complete admissions process.



Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway,
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

Tulsa Campus

8210 E. Regal Ct.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
Phone: +1 (918) 664-4100

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