If you are interested in entering a professional field that focuses on helping people thrive—regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or cultural background—then the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling is the perfect fit. Explore our programs below or get in touch with us directly to learn more.

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Master's Degree in Counseling

Master of Arts

Ball State’s master of arts in counseling is a flexible, challenging program that prepares you to become a counseling professional dedicated to helping people and making the world a better and more just place. We offer this program in two tracks: clinical mental health counseling or rehabilitation counseling. Learn more.

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Master's Degree in Social Psychology

Master of Arts

If your life’s mission is to expand social justice, better understand human behavior, and help people in practical ways, then consider our master of arts in social psychology. Learn more.

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Master's Degree in Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts

Combine the academic challenge of social psychology with the hands-on, practical application of clinical mental health counseling. Our master of arts in social psychology and clinical mental health counseling is an excellent choice if you enjoy the process of learning and applying your skills to help people. Learn more.

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Counseling Psychology

Become an exceptional counseling psychologist working in academia, private practice, or medical and integrated-care settings. Learn more.

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Minor in Counseling

A minor in counseling can help you understand human behavior and the emotional, social, work, school, and physical health concerns people have at different stages in their lives. Regardless of your chosen field, our counseling minor will be a valuable asset in your career. Learn more.

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Graduate Minor in Counseling

A graduate minor in Counseling will introduce you to the counseling field and provide you with hands-on counseling micro-skills that are useful in careers requiring you to work with people. Learn more.