Psychology

The Department of Psychology & Counseling offers the Master of Science (M.S.) program in two fields: Industrial-Organizational and Clinical Counseling.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational

Since the inception of the I-O Program at VSU in 1984, our students have had a high success rate in acquiring jobs in human resources, research, and human services. Part of the success of our students can be attributed to the opportunities provided by on-site practicum experiences. Students have served as human-resource interns with local, regional, national, and international organizations in manufacturing, human services, health care, civil service, banking, and government contracting. The opportunity for on-site experience is further enhanced by VSU's Office of Cooperative Education.

Many of our students take advantage of courses in other departments such as Instructional Technology (IT) and Public Administration. The IT program offers classes in Technology Applications. Students interested in the field of training will find that IT courses complement their psychology courses. For those who may be interested in supplementing their education in I-O Psychology with aspects of administration in public services, the Public Administration program welcomes psychology majors.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Clinical Counseling

The M.S. Program in Clinical/Counseling Psychology serves the citizens of the region and state by offering instruction and services designed to improve the quality of life. Students are prepared to work in community counseling and mental health centers. The faculty offers training to assure the public of qualified, responsible professionals who provide assessment, consultation and counseling services. Students aspiring to further training and education in clinical and/or counseling psychology are given a foundation to pursue advanced degrees.

Department of Psychology and Counseling