The Psychology Department offers two options for master's students:
The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Practitioner Track program prepares students to begin employment in psychology under the supervision of a doctoral-level licensed psychologist or to continue their education leading to the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or a doctoral degree (Psy.D. or Ph.D.). The Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Thesis Track prepares students for a doctoral degree, such as Loyola’s Psy.D. Program. The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) provides students possessing a Master's degree in psychology or an allied field advanced training in specialized areas of clinical or counseling psychology. The Master's Plus program is set up for students who already have their master's degree in the field of psychology and need the additional course work to sit for the State Licensure Exam. Students interested in a doctoral degree should refer to the Psy.D. program at Loyola.