Graduate Programs in Counseling

You were made for more.

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.

Concentrations

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 Therapist – Marriage, 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.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

  • Semester Hours: 60
  • Licensure Options: LPC or LMFT and/or LADC
  • Concentrations: Child Play Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Average Completion Time: 2 years
  • Thesis Required: No
  • Internship Requirement: 450 hours
  • Cost Per Credit: $665 (financial aid available)
  • Location: Bethany and Tulsa
  • *all stated information is subject to change

M.S. in Counseling Psychology

  • Semester Hours: 60
  • Licensure Options: LPC or LMFT and/or LADC
  • Concentrations: Research, Child Play Therapy, Drug and Alcohol, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Average Completion Time: 2 years
  • Thesis Required: Yes
  • Internship Requirement: 450 hours
  • Cost Per Credit: $665 (financial aid available)
  • Location: Bethany only
  • *all stated information is subject to change

Professional Foundations

PSY 5333  Introduction to Counseling Techniques
PSY 5313 Lifespan Development
PSY 5263 Psychopathy
PSY 5283 Professional Orientation

Theoretical Foundations

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

Assessment

PSY 6193 Internship
PSY 6593 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling
PSY 5153 Psychological and Career Assessment
PSY 5233 Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Assessment

Contextual Applications

PSY 6493 Internship
PSY 6213 Group Psychotherapy Techniques
PSY 6303 Counseling Children and Adolescents
PSY 6293 Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships

Research and Thesis

PSY 6143 Research Methods II
PSY 6993 Thesis

Elective Minimum - 6 Hours

Concentration I: Marriage and Family
Concentration II: Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Concentration III: Child and Play Therapy

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. http://snu.edu/international-admissions

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.

Application Deadlines

Bethany: Fall Semester (Early Admissions – March 1st; Regular Admissions – June 1st)
Bethany: Spring Semester (October 15th)
Tulsa: Fall Semester (August 15th)

Program Cost

Total program cost includes tuition, a laptop, books, fees, advisement, student services, library fees, portfolio hours, cap and gown for graduation, etc. Total program cost is locked in at the program start and good for the duration of a program if the program is completed according to the original program of study.

MA, Counseling Psychology

MS, Counseling Psychology

$39,900

$39,900

NOTE:  Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.

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