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Psychology

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN APPLIED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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TWO MASTER’S DEGREES WITH A HIGHER PURPOSE

Choose to make a difference. Choose the power to effect change. Choose a Master’s degree in Psychology at

Deree – The American College of Greece

Offering excellence in the field of psychology since 1966

The MS in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy balances theoretical perspectives with the application of techniques and approaches, aiming to train students who wish to work with a variety of client/patient groups in various settings.

The MA in Applied Educational Psychology is a degree program for educators, psychologists, and other professionals in education who are seeking to work with children, adolescents, families, and schools.

 

Accredited

We are accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges, ensuring that the academic quality provided in our graduate programs is equivalent to that of top universities and colleges in the United States.

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Meaningful Practicum Opportunities

The MS in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy program collaborates with approximately 20 placement settings, including the Municipality of Athens and our own ACG Counseling Center, that offers counseling and assessment services to the Deree student community.

The MA in Applied Educational Psychology field placements occur in elementary, high school or community settings and provide you with the opportunity to function in a professional setting under supervision.

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Tuition and Scholarships

The College has expanded scholarship and financial support programs to ensure the affordability of an ACG education particularly in these challenging economic times. The Financial Assistance Program at ACG provides various levels of financial assistance based on demonstrated financial need and/or academic achievement. Over €4.4 million in need- and merit-based scholarships and financial aid will be awarded in 2018-19.

When can I start?

Apply now for Fall Term. Classes start September 24, 2018.

How long are the programs?

Both programs offer fully flexible study and course duration.

The MS in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy program may be completed in two years (full-time) or up to four years (part-time).

The MA in Applied Educational Psychology program may be completed in one year (full-time) or up to three years (part-time).

Classes run during weekdays, Monday to Thursday, 17:00-20:00.

Which program is right for me?

The MS in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy program is ideal for psychology graduates and practitioners who wish to pursue careers as psychotherapists or mental health counselors. Graduates of the program enter employment in a wide range of contexts, including: counseling in organizational or agency settings (mental health agencies/hospital units and education); counseling service management; counseling training; and, following further experience, private practice.

The MA in Applied Educational Psychology program prepares students to work primarily in schools, in organizations serving school-age populations, and in private practice, ideal for individuals who want to work directly with children and adolescents. Combining the two fields of study – educational and counseling psychology – will support a career as an educator or consultant and advance the opportunity to participate in academic research projects.

How soon will I be ready to practice?

The programmes offer rigorous academic and research training as well as opportunities to build your professional skills so that you will be immediately ready to practice.

The MS in Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy Practicum Placement offers 700 hours of practical training undertaken within counseling agencies and/or organizations from our network of collaborators that offer counseling as part of their services. The practicum is supervised by licensed psychologists at the local training partners and by faculty supervisors. It enables you to gradually further develop your skills as a counselor by working with actual clients and gaining experience from working alongside and under the supervision of experienced colleagues. You have the option to acquire training experience in a variety of settings with different populations.

The MA in Applied Educational Psychology Field Placement provides you with the opportunity to function in a professional setting under supervision. The placement may occur in a kindergarten, elementary, high school, or community setting and thereby allows you to develop a professional role and actively participate in multidisciplinary settings.