Master's Degree Programs

University of Iowa Counseling Psychology

MA in Counseling Psychology

Counseling psychology is the aspect of the mental health field that focuses on working with people to assist them in exploring and transforming unpleasant and distressing or disruptive mental and emotional experiences into useful personal growth opportunities. The mission of the MA in Counseling Psychology Program aims to train students in both science and practice of counseling psychology, as well as contribute to the advancement of the profession who can function effectively in various professional roles across diverse settings.

The MA Program in Psychological Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of psychological counselors who facilitate the normal and optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments.

Key Program Features:

Focuses on the integration of science and practice through implementation of training consistent with the scientist-practitioner mode.

Program organized in accord with recommendations and requirements for accreditation by the American Psychological Association.

All 11 modules are taught by US faculty from the University of Iowa over the weekends in Admiralty Conference Center.

Committed to providing a training environment that promotes, affirms, and supports cultural and individual diversity among students and faculty.

Ranking & Recognition

The Counseling Psychology program from the University of Iowa has continually been accredited since 1980, with over 200 students receiving their doctoral degree in counseling psychology since initial accreditation in 1980. The College of Education was recently ranked the 33rd best college of education at a public university in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.

In 2015, the prestigious ranked the University of Iowa counseling psychology program 8th in the US.

Ranked #8 counseling psychology program in the US by (2015).

Ranked #30 psychology program in the US (US News & World Report, 2015).

Ranked #34 among the nation's 629 public universities and #82 among all 2,474 American four-year universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

Ranked #121 on "Best Global Universities" list (U.S. News & World Report Global Rankings, 2014)..

Detailed information:

* Comparable/equivalent course in non-local institution and the HK course: Master of Arts in Psychological & Quantitative Foundations (Counseling Psychology). We are now preparing for registration under the Non-Local Courses Registry and the program is not open for enrolment.