Our master of arts in counseling program guides students through their choice of two paths, all focused on helping others succeed, grow, and improve their quality of life.

What these options have in common is the Ball State trademark of experiential learning. Our counseling programs include intensive, supervised practica and internships that provide real-world experience in psychotherapeutic procedures and evaluation techniques.

Social Psychology

Human behavior is the focus of the master of arts in social psychology. An understanding of how people think, feel, and act toward one another is critical in a variety of careers, from education and social work to criminology and anthropology to personnel services.

Within Teachers College, master’s studies in social psychology can follow:

Dual Major

Some students are best served by combining the applied individual focus inherent in counseling with the group and societal dynamics of social psychology. The combination is useful in both research and practice and is the focus of the master of arts with dual major in social psychology and clinical mental health counseling.


Our master’s programs are highly competitive. Admission requirements include prior admission into the Graduate School, research experience, applicable counseling or volunteer experience, combined GRE scores of at least 297, and in some cases, certain prerequisite course work. Examine the detailed application instructions and find additional helpful information in the program handbook. Many graduate students receive significant financial help through full-time graduate assistantships that include a tuition waiver and a stipend.

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