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

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 in academic year 2017-2018 (74)
Number admitted for Summer/Fall 2017 (38) and Spring 2018 (10)
Number matriculated/enrolled for Summer/Fall 2017 (99) and Spring 2018 (98)
Number of graduates in Summer 2017 (10), Fall 2017 (7), and Spring 2018 (25)
Number of those graduated in past two years (53)
Percentage who graduated 2013-2016 (68) who are fully licensed as LPCs (29%) Percentage of known who have either LPC or APC. (72%) Most who have just graduated have not yet applied to become LAPC. 
Number of graduates in past two years who have taken and passed the NCE or NMHCE (17)
Percentage of courses taught by adjunct or part-time faculty over 2017-18 academic year (June 1 – May 31) (14%)
Race and gender of full-time faculty — 9 Caucasian, 1 African American, 1 Multiracial) (8 Female Faculty; 3 Male Faculty)


Positions currently held by our most recent graduates:

Intake specialist for psychology facility
Psychometrist (x 3)
Doctoral student in Counseling Psychology
Mental Health Therapist (x 2)
Researcher and doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
Counselor (x 12)
Adjunct Professor
Assessment counselor at psychiatric hospital
Behavioral Health Specialist
Case Manager
Manager at Division of Family Services

For more information, prospective students click HERE.

Program Plan for MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology. 

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100