Opportunities in the field of counseling are increasingly requiring heightened qualifications and higher academic credentials for professional advancement.

Our program meets the need to obtain heightened qualifications and higher academic credentials for professional advancement in the field of Psychology and Counseling a streamlined educational approach for learning skill development and obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree on a faster academic track.


  • Students entering the program will arrive with at least 60 semester credit hours; up to 75 credits will be accepted for transfer from other accredited liberal arts undergraduate programs.
  • Depending on the number of credits transferred upon admission, you could be earning graduate credit within one year.  

  • NO GRE OR ENTRANCE EXAMS REQUIRED:  We don’t require the GRE but we are going to ask you to write a lot about who you are and what your goals are during the application process.

  • Previously earned credits (within the past five years) in psychology courses will be accepted towards the BA/MA in Psychology and Counseling degree, with the following exceptions:  the Practicum Course and the Capstone Courses, both of which must be successfully completed with the student’s advisor.
  • Prospective students interested in the BA/MA in Psychology and Counseling program who have not yet earned at least 60 semester credits are invited to apply to Goddard’s Individualized Bachelors of Arts (IBA) program to meet the minimum entry requirements and then apply to the BA/MA in Psychology and Counseling program.


Our programs are devoted to progressive education, student-directed learning, and the dignity, worth, and potential of all individuals. We nurture learners in the development of their identity as professionals, counselors, and psychologists, and to embrace the roles and responsibilities that such identities claim. Issues of social justice are essential to success in our program and we prepare diverse learners to make a difference in the communities in which they live and work. We use diverse ways of learning to help our students reach professional levels of competency.  Students develop skills in practice, communication, personal development, professional development, and research.  Issues of social justice and an understanding of social contexts are essential to our program.  (Approved by the Psychology and Counseling Faculty on August 2, 2011.)