The American Psychological Association defines counseling psychology as encompassing “a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Our program is aimed at preparing graduates for tough but rewarding practice-based work in communities and schools, helping children and adults adapt to educational, work-related, family-based or society’s demands and problems associated with emotional and mental disorders.
Put another way, our graduates help people—every day—lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
We offer three concentrations: Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.
Per Term (4 terms a year)
2019-2020 cost above is based on full-time status of six credits (typically two courses) at $1,000 per credit hour. Does not include fees, books and supplies.
As few as 30 months
The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, School Counseling program is accredited under the Teacher Education Accreditation Counseling (TEAC) Quality Principles, which is now served by the single specialized accreditation system for educator preparation in the United States, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
2018 Hawaii Counselor of the Year
2019 American School Counselor of the Year Finalist
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology ’01
Counselor, Wai`anae High School
As an educator in Hawaii for the last 22 years, Desire DeSoto, as a teacher and as a counselor, has dedicated her professional life to helping students overcome struggles and find success. In 2018, DeSoto was recognized as the Hawaii Counselor of the Year.