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Graduate Programs

M.S. Community Psychology

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 Master of Science (MS) degree.

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, and 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 workforce or continue graduate education toward a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.). This is not a general Master of Psychology Program.  The program is tailored for those who want to enter the mental health profession.

Individuals with an M.S. Community Psychology degree will be qualified to seek employment in Addiction Facilities, Public and Private Mental Health Counseling Centers, Correctional Facilities, Inpatient Psychiatric Units, and more.


Community Psychology Graduate Catalog

Clinical & Counseling Studies Graduate Certificate 

This program provides core skills training in psychological assessment, diagnosis, counseling, and professional behavior to graduate-level students.


Upon successful completion of the four-course (12 credit-hour) program, students will be able to perform skills frequently used in the mental health treatment settings. These skills include the assessment of mental health issues, the diagnosis of mental health issues, basic treatment skills used in mental health treatment settings, and professional and ethical behavior expectations in mental health treatment settings.


The program is designed to provide entry-level, frequently used skills for persons desiring to work in a variety of mental health treatment settings. These settings include outpatient mental health clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities, and other areas of social service. Credits earned in the program are transferrable to the Martin University Community Psychology program for those who wish to earn their master’s degree and pursue Indiana State licensing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

Clinical & Counseling Studies Course Requirements

  • CPY 540 Psychological Assessment

  • CPY 537 Psychopathology

  • CPY 536 Theories and Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy

  • CPY 620 Professional Ethics

Credits obtained by completion of the Clinical & Counseling certification program may be applied to the M.S. Degree in Community Psychology.

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Lead Faculty

Brian L. Steuerwald, PhD, HSPP


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