The Psychology Department at Loyola University Maryland offers three options for prospective master's students to choose from, depending on academic interest and desired career outcome.
Prospective students interested in a doctoral level degree in Psychology should refer to the Psy.D. Program at Loyola.
Master's (M.S.) in Clinical Professional Counseling
The 60-credit Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC) program prepares students to become master’s-level mental health practitioners. Students graduating from this program will have completed all the necessary coursework to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC or Professional Counselor) in the state of Maryland or receive a similar credential in other states.
Master's (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology, Thesis Track
The 48-credit Master’s in Clinical Psychology, Thesis Track places an emphasis on psychological theory, assessment and research. For some students, the program provides preparation for doctoral-level training in psychology or counseling (e.g., Ph.D. or Psy.D.). For other students, the program provides preparation for a career in psychological research.
Master's Plus & CAS Programs
The Master's Plus program is designed for students who have their master's degree in psychology or an allied field but need to complete additional course work to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. If students require 30 or more additional credits, they are eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)..