MA in Forensic and Counseling Psychology

Part Time Curriculum Map
Standard (Three-Year) Sequence

The maximum amount of time to complete this program is three years.

The following course sequence distributes 60 semester credit hours over eight consecutive semesters (three years, including two summers) of part-time study. The first year consists exclusively of classroom work.

Field training begins in the second year and continues through the third. The capstone project is completed in the third year, after all core courses and electives have been taken.

Students seeking to pursue a part-time option should meet with the Program Director to plan their course sequence. Please note that this is only a sample and the course sequence can be adjusted according to student and program needs and requirements.

Year One: Fall Semester (9 credits)
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics (credits: 3) 
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development (credits: 3) or COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference (credits: 3) 

Year One: Spring Semester (9 credits)
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology (credits: 3) 
COU MH530 - Psychology and the Legal System (credits: 3) 
COU SB515 - Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment (credits: 3) 

Year One: Summer Session (3 credits)
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy 

Year One Total: 21 credits
Year Two: Fall Semester (13 credits)
COU FS610 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior (credits: 3) 
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development (credits: 3) or COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference (credits: 3) 
COU FP511 - Practicum I (credits: 2) 
COU CS500 - Practicum Seminar I: Helping Relationships I (credits: 2) 

Year Two: Spring Semester (10 credits)
COU FP512 - Practicum II (credits: 2) 
COU CS501 - Practicum Seminar II: Helping Relationships II (credits: 2) 
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology (credits: 3) 
COU PA530 - Psychological Appraisal and Assessment (credits: 3) 

Year Two: Summer Session (optional)
COU CD501 - Career Counseling (credits: 3) recommended for those pursuing LMHC or LPC outside of Massachusetts

Year Two Total: 20 credits (plus 3 optional extra credits)
Year Three: Fall Semester (8 credits)
COU FP614 - Forensic Internship I (credits: 3) 
COU FS620 - Forensic Internship Seminar I (credits: 2) 
COU FS550 - Consultation and Testimony in Forensic Psychology (credits: 3) 

Year Three: Spring Semester (11 credits)
COU FP615 - Forensic Internship II (credits: 3) 
COU FS621 - Forensic Internship Seminar II (credits: 2) 
COU FS501 - Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment (credits: 3) 
COU PR625 - Forensic Capstone Project Seminar (credits: 3) 

Year Three Total: 19 credits
Program Total: 60 credits

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