3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Counseling - Addiction or Clinical Mental Health

3+2 B.S. Psychology/
M.S. Addiction Counseling

The John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences offers students an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees through its 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Addiction Counseling program. This program enables qualified students to earn, in a continuous plan of study, both a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Addiction Counseling in five years.

Qualified students are able to complete 10 Core Counseling graduate courses that will count towards their undergraduate Psychology degree. 

Program Requirements

Eligible students who would like to pursue a 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Addiction Counseling degree will need to apply directly to the program. Students must satisfy separate admission requirements for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Admission to the undergraduate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

The M.S. degree in Addiction Counseling is run on a cohort model. Students who are accepted to the program will enter the summer after their junior year. 

Qualified students who have already been accepted to the 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Addiction Counseling program will also need to complete a formal application with Graduate Admissions. When submitting the formal application to Graduate Admissions, the following must be submitted or completed:

  1. A completed application for graduate admission, marking the M.S. Addiction Counseling box under the Programs Selection section
  2. Statement of Purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from individuals qualified to attest to the applicant’s potential for success at the graduate level of study. Two of these letters must be from a JWU faculty member in the Psychology department.  A personal reference form may be substituted for the recommendation letters.
  4. Current résumé or CV
  5. Completion of these undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics or Research Methods (JWU courses: PSYC1001 Introductory Psychology , PSYC2002 Abnormal Psychology, and MATH2001 Statistics  or RSCH2050 Workshop in Acquiring Social Research Skills )
  6. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  7. Personal interview

This program is offered at the Providence and Denver campuses. For more information, contact the dean of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at your campus.

3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences offers students an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees through its 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This program enables qualified students to earn, in a continuous plan of study, both a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in five years.

Qualified students are able to complete 10 Core Counseling graduate courses that will count towards their undergraduate Psychology degree. 

Program Requirements

Eligible students who would like to pursue a 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree will need to apply directly to the program. Students must satisfy separate admission requirements for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Admission to the undergraduate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

The M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is run on a cohort model. Students who are accepted to the program will enter the summer after their junior year. 

Qualified students who have already been accepted to the 3+2 B.S. Psychology/M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will also need to complete a formal application with the graduate school by no later than the start of their junior year. When submitting the formal application to the graduate school, the following must be submitted or completed:

  1. A completed application for graduate admission, marking the M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling box under the Programs Selection section
  2. Statement of Purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from individuals qualified to attest to the applicant’s potential for success at the graduate level of study. Two of these letters must be from a JWU faculty member in the Psychology department.  A personal reference form may be substituted for the recommendation letters.
  4. Current résumé or CV
  5. Completion of these undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics or Research Methods (JWU courses: PSYC1001 Introductory Psychology , PSYC2002 Abnormal Psychology, and MATH2001 Statistics  or RSCH2050 Workshop in Acquiring Social Research Skills )
  6. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  7. Personal interview

This program is offered at the Providence Campus. For more information, contact the dean of the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at the Providence Campus.