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D. Clifton Wood Online Master's in Counseling Psychology (M.S.)


D. Clifton Wood Master of Science
Counseling Psychology



* Total Cost (cost per credit hour x total credit hours) is provided to aid in program comparison only. All stated financial information is subject to change. Total Cost does not include fees, book, material, or software subscription costs.




Step into your life calling to help people grow and heal with a Master's in Counseling Psychology. 

You have your undergraduate degree and are ready for that next step! You know you want to help people, and are looking for that degree program that will make you an effective counselor.

The D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Southern Wesleyan University does more than just prepare you for work in the field of clinical mental health counseling. Our quality curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice and addresses whole-person health, including faith and spirituality. You will develop relationships with professionals in the field, creating relevant practica experiences.

Benefits of an Online Counseling Degree

Our faculty get it: committing to a master's degree program while holding a full-time job isn’t easy. That’s why you’ll have a dedicated personal academic success coach to support you every step of the way.

Five distinctives drive this innovative program:

  • Faith
  • Quality
  • Flexibility
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Hands-on Experience

What you will Learn

This program provides you with the training and clinical experience needed to pursue licensure as Licensed Practical Counselors with an entry level specialty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. You will learn about:

  • Contemporary mental health counseling theories, perspectives, and techniques
  • Ethical and professional values, legal standards, and regulations of clinical mental health counselors
  • Whole-person development and self-evaluation



Your Future

Your counseling degree will open plenty of doors to join or start a professional counseling practice. Career options include:

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling

We are excited to offer the D. Clifton Wood Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program, as part of our efforts to contribute to and strengthen our community, especially in the much-needed area of mental health services.
- Dr. Steven Hayduk, Division Chair




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