Where can this degree take me?
We want you to be well equipped to be transformative in the lives of people who need emotional or psychological help. By partnering with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, also housed on TIU’s Deerfield campus, we offer a dual Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts degree that combines a B.A. in Psychology (Counseling Psychology Emphasis) with an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. This is an accelerated program where courses taken from the Divinity School may be counted toward undergraduate requirements and where you may apply as early as your junior year to the Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program at TEDS.
TIU’s B.A. in Psychology with a Counseling Psychology Emphasis (CPE) and M.A. in Mental Health Counseling (MHC) is ideal if you are striving to enter the professional counseling workplace. This program will expertly equip you if your aspiration is to serve others through mental health counseling, addictions counseling, marriage and family therapy, grief counseling, sexual identity counseling, spiritual abuse counseling, adolescent therapy, and beyond.
A Few Things To Highlight
In this dual degree, you have the opportunity to join the International Honor Society in Psychology, called Psi Chi. Also, while achieving your undergraduate degree in Psychology you may earn between 12-15 hours of graduate credit which results in a savings of graduate tuition. Along with that, nine hours of course work from the M.A. may count toward the B.A., reducing the required hours for the B.A. from 124 to 115.
What will I study?
Course descriptions for undergraduate courses are listed in the Trinity College Catalog. Course descriptions for graduate courses are listed in the Trinity Graduate School Catalog. Students are expected to consult with their undergraduate and graduate advisors to make individual adjustments to the curricular plan as necessary.
Examples of courses you may take as part of this program include Foundations of Mental Health Counseling, Multicultural Issues in Counseling, and Counseling and Theological Worldview: Faith and Practice.