Counseling Psychology Degrees in Mississippi
(found programs from 1623 schools)

People seek help from a counseling psychologist for a variety of reasons including depression, family stress, marriage issues, drug and alcohol addiction, abuse issues and more. They are vulnerable at these times and need the assistance of a therapist who is caring and empathetic. However, the counseling psychologist must also have the skills to gently teach his or her client to make changes. Most organizations that hire psychologists require a minimum of a graduate degree for clinical practice of this nature.

Mississippi colleges can prepare students for a future as a counseling psychologist by providing courses in abnormal psychology, professional communication skills, ethics in psychology, human development and research methods. The first two years of a graduate degree program in counseling psychology focus on coursework while subsequent years focus on gaining hands-on clinical experience. Psychology students may choose one of the following concentrations while in school:

  • Forensic counseling
  • Health psychology
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Geriatric psychology
  • School counseling
  • Industrial psychology

Psychology Licensing Requirements in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors oversees the licensure requirements for current and future counseling psychologists. A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Mississippi must:

  • Complete a master degree or educational specialist degree in counseling education from a regionally or nationally accredited college
  • Complete 60 semester hours in 10 content areas
  • Complete 3,500 hours of supervised counseling experience in a clinical setting
  • Complete 1,750 of above hours after receiving graduate degree
  • 1,167 of initial hours requirement must be in direct counseling to clients or in activities related to counseling
  • 100 hours of direct supervision is required
  • Supervision must be provided by a Mississippi Board Qualified Supervisor
  • Passing score on the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHE)

Career Outlook for Counseling Psychologists in Mississippi

A 2014 report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that the median annual salary for clinical, counseling and school psychologists in Mississippi was $53,210. Once you obtain your degree and your license, you may choose to apply for a variety of positions including those of marriage and family counselors, substance abuse counselors, school and career counselors or industrial psychologists. Take some time to request program information from the Mississippi counseling psychology programs listed on our site to get detailed information.


Degree Programs

Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 1623 schools across the country.



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Alcorn State University (Alcorn State, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Belhaven University (Jackson, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Blue Mountain College (Blue Mountain, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psyschology - Psychology
Coahoma Community College (Clarksdale, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Wesson, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Doctor of Education in Counselor Education
Doctor of Education in Professional Studies - Counselor Education
Master of Education in Community Counseling
Master of Education in Counselor Education
Master of Education in School Counseling
East Central Community College (Decatur, MS)
Programs Offered:
Associate in Psychology
Hinds Community College (Raymond, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Holmes Community College (Goodman, MS)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Itawamba Community College (Fulton, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Millsaps College (Jackson, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology - Cognitive and Sensory Processes
Major in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
Major in Psychology - Developmental Psychology
Major in Psychology - Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Major in Psychology - Psychobiology
Major in Psychology - Social Psychology
Mississippi College (Clinton, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Master of Education in School Counseling
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology - Corrections
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology - Counselor Education
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology - Human Development Child and Family Studies
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology - Physical Education
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology - Psychology with applied/Industrial/Human Resource
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Gerontology
Certificate in Cognitive Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive science
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
Educational Specialist in Counselor Education
Educational Specialist in School Psychology
Master in Psychology
Master in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
Master in Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Master of Science in Educational Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology
Mississippi University for Women (Columbus, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Family Studies
Northeast Mississippi Community College (Booneville, MS)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Northwest Mississippi Community College (Senatobia, MS)
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Psychology
The University of Mississippi (University, MI)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Experimental
Education Specialist in Counseling Education
Education Specialist in School Counseling
Master of Education in Counselor Education
Master of Education in School Counseling
Master of Education in School Counseling - Community Counseling
Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Hotel and Hospitality Management Political Science Psychology
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
MS in Counseling Psychology
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
Master in College and Student Personnel Services - College Student Personnel
Master in School Counseling
PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Adult and Child Clinical Psychology
PhD in Counseling Psychology
PhD in Experimental Psychology
PhD in School Psychology
William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS)
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - Psychometrics
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology - School Counseling