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M.A. in Counseling Psychology Undergraduate Pipeline Program

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MCP) Undergraduate Pipeline Program is an integrated educational pathway designed for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology. It offers two tracks: a 3 + 2 program, where students complete their B.A. in three years and M.A. in two, and a 4 + 2 program with a traditional four-year B.A. followed by a two-year M.A. The program offers accelerated learning and provisional acceptance into the graduate program based on academic performance, and is aimed at psychology majors meeting specific GPA criteria. It provides a structured and efficient route for students to achieve both undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and counseling.

Application Process & Statement of Interest

Application Process

  • Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply to either program through their Elizabethtown College application by January 15. Be sure to select Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology as your intended major. Include a statement of interest*.
  • Current Students: Apply by emailing a statement of interest* to Dr. Dalton.

Statement of Interest*

Please submit a statement outlining and explaining your interest in pursuing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, your academic and professional goals, your preparedness to participate, and program preference (3+2 or 4+2).

3+2 candidates should also include additional details about any college credits already earned and willingness to take the necessary summer/overload classes in order to complete the BA at an accelerated pace.

Selected Applicants will be invited to complete an interview. Final admissions decision will be determined after the interview.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program Details

Program Eligibility

These programs are open to prospective and current Elizabethtown College psychology majors with a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher, or a college GPA of 3.3 or higher if they have completed college coursework. Prospective students apply as part of the Elizabethtown College or Common Application. Current students may apply to the 3+2 program by the spring semester of their first year or into the 4+2 program by the spring semester of their sophomore year, subject to space availability.

Provisional Acceptance:

Acceptance to the M.A. in Counseling Psychology Program through the pipeline programs is provisional and contingent upon academic progress, including maintaining a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA.

Application Deadlines

For Prospective Undergraduate Students

  • Application Deadline: January 15
  • Interviews are held after the application deadline, typically in January or February.

For Current Undergraduate Students:

  • Application to the 3+2 program is only available to first year students; first year students should submit all application materials by March 1.
  • Students applying to the 4+2 program must submit all application materials by April 1 of their sophomore year (only first year and sophomore students are eligible to apply to the 4+2 program).
  • Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program Details
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