University of the Rockies

MA in Psychology, Career Management & Counseling

Individuals seeking to apply the science of psychology to professional development and growth may be interested in the Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization program at University of the Rockies. Learn more about the Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Professional Psychology

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

If you seek admission to the Master of Arts programs, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent international degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. If you enter with a bachelor's degree earned with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.99, you will be placed on Academic Watch. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

This program covers life span development, personality theories, learning theory, and mental and personality disorders in the workplace. Coursework includes psychotherapy and counseling techniques, career counseling techniques, as well as occupational information, such as the educational requirements for various positions, future market demand, and occupational outlook. Students will also examine statistics, research design, psychometrics, and the American Psychological Association's code of ethics.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Total Credits Required:

39 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements

  • PSY 5003: Introduction to Applied & Professional Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 5130: Life Span Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 6501: Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSY 5400: Statistics & Research Design (3 credits)
  • PSY 5280: Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice (3 credits)*
  • PSY 5800: Mental Health & Psychopathology in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • PSY 5610: Psychometrics: Tests & Measurements (3 credits)
  • PSY 5290: Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)
  • PSY 6290: Learning Theory & Behavioral Applications (3 credits)
  • PSY 6120: Lifestyle & Career Development (3 credits)
  • PSY 5530: Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences (3 credits)
  • PSY 6121: Theories & Techniques of Career Counseling (3 credits)
  • PSY 6122: Occupational/Educational Information (3 credits)

*This course may not be transferred in.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

The Master of Arts in Psychology, Career Management and Counseling Specialization program is intended to prepare students for the role of career counselor. Graduates of the program may seek employment in schools, the criminal justice system, homeless shelters, abuse shelters, corporations, and a variety of other places assessing the personality, strengths, and weaknesses of individuals, and counseling them on career choices. Some job titles may include:

  • Human resources specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Postsecondary psychology teachers
  • Employment, recruitment, or placement specialist

Special Terms and Conditions: The Career Management and Counseling Specialization in the Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.