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 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.

Degree Plan

Course Rotation

2018-2020 Community Psychology Graduate Course Catalog


Individuals with a 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.


For more information contact:
Office of Academic Affairs
(317) 543-4890

Master of Science

Community Psychology
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LMHCA, LMHC Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop and post-supervision hours.  Workshop is held at Martin University, Indianapolis IN, on Saturdays 10am-12:30pm.

About the workshop

The workshop is designed to prepare Mental Health Counselors and Associates for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) and National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE)   . It is an in-depth overview of the content areas used in the NCMHCE and NCE Exam, chosen by the Licensing Board for Indiana. Topics include: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, Evaluation, Professional Practice, Counseling Theory, Human Growth and Development, and more. The workshop is designed to provide workshop participants with the information needed to assist in passing the exam and includes techniques to assess individual knowledge base. The format allows plenty of time for questions to help partcipants understand how to best use their knowledge. The workshop will provide access to online simulations and study guides.  These resources includes all the study areas covered and total update for DSM-5, so participants can also prepare for the test at  outside of the workshop.

The Test Taking Techniques component provides traditional test taking techniques as well as personal insights into individual styles of learning and test taking abilities. Workshop participants will be given sample tests that are modeled after the NCMHCE Exam. 

The National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) is a 200-item multiple-choice examination designed to assess knowledge, skills and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is a requirement for counselor licensure in many states.

For additional information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at dmalone@martin.edu or call 317.543.4890.