The Community Psychology Graduate Program's mission is to provide a contemporary curriculum in a healthy and collegiate environment to students seeking advanced education in the mental health counseling profession. The curriculum is based on Indiana state guidelines and provides students with the academic component necessary for state licensure as a mental health counselor (i.e., LMHC). Students completing all program requirements will be conferred the degree of Masters of Science (MS).
The graduate program in Community Psychology is academically structured to develop professional level mental health counseling skills. Graduates will be able to perform in a variety of community settings where mental health counseling skills are used (e.g., addiction facilities, public and private mental health counseling centers, correctional facilities, inpatient psychiatric units). The program's course content and experiential components incorporate a multi-cultural orientation to psychology. Upon degree completion, the graduate will be prepared to enter the professional work force or continue graduate education toward a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.). This is not a general Masters of Psychology Program. It is specifically tailored for those who want to enter the mental health professions.