M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences – Counseling Psychology Track


M.S.Ed. in Learning and Developmental Sciences – Counseling Psychology Track

Students in this program examine the counseling field through courses focusing on counseling theories, multiculturalism, counseling resources, and prevention. 

This 36-credit hour program connects you with nationally known researchers exploring the counseling profession to provide the following:

  1. preliminary training for students who are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in professional psychology (e.g., counseling psychology, school psychology, clinical psychology) and doctoral programs in counselor education and supervision.
  2. training in basic helping and interpersonal skills that are essential for success in a variety of careers related to human services.

Note that the Counseling Psychology track does not lead to licensure eligibility or certification within the counseling field, nor does it prepare any individual to engage in practice as a professional counselor.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall May 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Our faculty

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Assistant Professor

(812) 856-8206
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Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Center for Human Growth

(812) 856-8348
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Multicultural Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Process and Outcome, College Counseling, College Student Mental Health
(812) 856-8547
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Research Areas:
Sport and Performance Psychology, Neuropsychology, Multicultural Psychology, Psychology of Men and Masculinities
(812) 856-8331
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders, Latinx Mental Health
(812) 856-8243
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Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology Department Chair

Research Areas:
Gratitude, encouragement, psychology of men and masculinities, Asian American suicide
(812) 856-8293

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Rebecca Martinez
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(812) 856-8324

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