M.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology

The Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology began at Brenau in 2003 and is a two year full-time or three to four year part-time program designed to provide training that is consistent with a scientist-practitioner model of Clinical Counseling Psychology. The program is co-educational and classes are offered one morning and one evening per week. It is a 62-credit hour program offered at our Gainesville and Norcross/North Atlanta campuses. The program accepts four cohorts per year: two on the Gainesville campus (Spring and Fall) and two on the Norcross campus (Summer and Fall).

The program has been fully re-accredited for the period of February, 2017, through February, 2027, by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).


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Inspiring Professionalism.
Embracing Diversity.
Preparing for Excellence.

The Master’s Program in Clinical Counseling Psychology is committed to:

  • Preparing students for work in a wide variety of clinical, counseling, assessment, and research settings;
  • Preparing students to be scientists-practitioners;
  • Providing an education that will lead to intellectual and professional competence;
  • Promoting personal growth;
  • Promoting reflection about practice and cultivating compassion and sensitivity in the therapeutic approach; and
  • Encouraging community responsibility and global understanding with an emphasis on cultivating competency in social and cultural diversity issues.


Alexandria Gibbs, BU '17. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Alexandria Gibbs, BU ’17. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

“My two years in Brenau’s MPSY program were a truly amazing experience. After I completed the program, I left with more confidence in my abilities than I had entering the program. I learned so much from the professors, and I will carry the knowledge that they have given me throughout my career.” — Alexandria Gibbs, 2017 MPSY Graduate 


“Brenau’s MPSY program offered progressive challenges inside the classroom and real-world application of classroom skills during field experience outside the classroom.” — Michael Bergquist, 2010 MPSY Graduate

Our Program By the Numbers:

  • Number of applications received to matriculate in academic year 2018-2019 (70)
  • Of those applications, number of students admitted (38)
  • Of those admitted, number of students newly enrolled in academic year 2018-19 (30)
  • Total number of students enrolled in the program during the academic year 2018-19 (79 — 1st year-30; 2nd year-35; part-time beyond-14)
  • Number of students who graduated in the academic year 2018-19 (41)
  • Percent of students who enrolled in the program in fall 2014 (AY 2014-2015) who graduated from the program (5-year graduation rate) 26/30 (87%)
  • Percentage who graduated in the last two years who were granted a temporary, intermediate, associate or other type of preliminary license as mental health or professional counselors before accruing additional supervised hours. (40% — Note: 6% accepted into Ph.D.; 8% relocated out of state and did not provide contact information; 46% have not yet responded to survey.)
  • Percent of those who graduated in the years 2015-2017 who became fully licensed and/or credentialed (as mental health counselors, professional counselors, BCBA, substance abuse counselors or other similar title (Name of license: Licensed Professional Counselor) (30%*/46%** — *Note: In Georgia, one must complete three years of supervision beyond graduation and after receiving APC before they can become fully licensed. Therefore, all who graduated in 2017 and many in 2016 are not quite eligible for full licensure. Therefore, another 16% have their APC and are close to being fully licensed**. 16% were accepted into a Ph.D./MD program for Psychology/Psychiatry. 9% relocated out of state or country and didn’t provide contact info. 30% have not yet responded to survey.)
  • Percentage of courses taught by adjunct or part-time faculty over 2018-19 academic year (June 1 – May 31) (7%)
  • Race/Ethnicity of Full-time Faculty — 1 African American/Black, 8 European American/White, 1 Other (10 total)
  • Gender Identity of Full-time Faculty — 7 Female Faculty; 3 Male Faculty


Positions currently held by our most recent graduates:

Intake specialist for psychology facility
Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology
Mental Health Therapist
Researcher and doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
Adjunct Professor
Assessment counselor at psychiatric hospital
Behavioral Health Specialist
Case Manager
Manager at Division of Family Services


Program Plan for MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology. 

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100
Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.