More information about Psychology and Counseling

The Psychology and Counseling program helps students develop skills in practical applications of psychology and clinical mental health counseling. Such competencies are grounded in theory and research, personal experience, and self-knowledge, and are influenced by current social complexities and the state of psychology. These skills can be used in clinical, research, and community settings.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides students with a fast track to earning an MA in Psychology or MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The Master of Arts in Psychology prepares graduates to enter into their area of psychology with the professional skills necessary to advance their career goals, their personal development, and to make a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is intended for students preparing for clinical work and licensing or for those who wish to go on to a doctoral program and need to demonstrate the development of clinical acumen through their course work, internship experiences, and final product.

Psychology & Counseling Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

MA in Psychology, including concentrations in:

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, including concentrations in:

Low-Residency Model

The low-residency model removes the barriers between living your life and learning. Each semester begins with an eight-day residency in Vermont. Residencies offer seminars, meetings with your advising groups, workshops, one-on-one meetings with an advisor, and presentations. You will also connect with faculty, practitioners, activists, and artists, and your fellow students.

Following the residency, students return home for 16 weeks of independent work in close collaboration with a faculty advisor.


Students in the Psychology Program attend residencies in Plainfield, Vermont, on Goddard’s historic main campus, located just outside Montpelier, the state capital. It’s a former farm with a manor garden, surrounding forests, and period architecture.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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