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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

Community Psychology - Licensing Track Degree Plan

Community Psychology - Non-Licensing Track Degree Plan

Martin University and Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Academy™ Partnership


Martin University has partnered with Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Academy™. This partnership allows selected Martin University Community Psychology students to participate in the Behavioral Health Academy (BHA). BHA participants will gain mental health counseling and addictions counseling skills through internship experiences and educational enrichment activities provided by the BHA. For more information about the BHA program and next steps, click the link below. 


Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Academy™

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Lead Faculty

Brian L. Steuerwald, PhD, HSPP

Clinical & Counseling Studies Graduate Certificate 

Martin University offers a 12-credit-hour graduate certificate in Clinical and Counseling Studies. 

Students will be able to perform skills frequently used in mental health treatment settings after successfully completing the four-course sequence. These skills include the assessment of mental health issues, the diagnosis of mental health issues, basic evidenced-based treatment skills frequently used in mental health 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 various mental health treatment settings. These settings include outpatient mental health clinics, hospitals, correctional facilities, and other social service areas. Credits earned in the program are transferrable to the Martin University Community Psychology MS Program for those who wish to earn their master’s degree or 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.


Clinical and Counseling Services Degree Plan

Master of Organizational Leadership

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Martin University aims to provide students with a comprehensive education in leadership, focusing on cross-functional and cross-sector learning. 


The program is designed to develop the skills necessary for leadership in various settings, including business, nonprofit, ministry, government, and education. With a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusivity, students will receive a multicultural education in organizational leadership, preparing them to utilize their knowledge and skills in their current careers, advance professionally, or continue their education. 


Upon completion of the program, graduates will be equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in their chosen field and positively impact their communities. With a flexible hybrid format, this program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Master of Organizational Leadership Graduate Catalog


Master of Organizational Leadership Degree Program


Lead Faculty

David Brewer, MBA, PhD


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