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You're called to help others. That's what drives you. And with an advanced degree from the University of Indianapolis, you will be prepared to be the help you want to be. And on your way to a satisfying career.

Graduate Programs Available Through the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Master's Programs

Mental Health Counseling

Suited for students who are interested in becoming a professional counselor and/or pursuing future doctoral study. Curriculum includes foundational coursework in clinical psychology, elective courses, and a 1,000-hour practicum experience. Completion of this track results in eligibility for Indiana state licensure.

  • Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 60
  • Tuition: $624 per credit hour (licensable)*
  • Course Format: Classes run on a regular semester schedule, meeting face-to- face or online.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy Concentration

UIndy's art therapy program is offered as a concentration of the Mental Health Counseling degree. The program is designed to allow students to pursue licensure as a mental health counselor and certification as an art therapist. The curriculum focuses on providing students with the knowledge and clinical practice necessary to assist in improving and restoring client functionality and personal sense of well-being. Candidates are not required to have a background in art to be eligible for the program.

  • Degree: Master of Science of Mental Health Counseling (Art Therapy Concentration)(MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 60
  • Tuition: $624 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: 6 semesters of classes can be completed in two years with additional practicum field placement, internships, and hands-on experience required

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Psychology

Gain the insights necessary to advance your career in psychology. This degree provides a focused path to obtaining a master's level research position, receiving a solid foundation for entry into a PhD program in psychology, or teaching dual credit at the high-school level. Students will complete this master's degree through one of three tracks tailored to their psychology-related career interests: Forensics, Program Development and Evaluation, or Research.

  • Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 38
  • Tuition:
    • $614 per credit (non-licensable)*
  • Course Format: daytime and evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Social Work

Looking to make a difference by helping people? An MSW could be for you. This program builds on UIndy's highly regarded BSW program and features small classes, engaged faculty, and significant opportunity for community outreach and interdisciplinary collaboration with UIndy's health sciences and psychology programs. Our two-year program is suited for students with bachelor's degrees other than a BSW or for those who earned their BSW more than five years ago. In June 2017, a one-year Advanced Standing program began for students who earned their BSW in the last five years. Students select a concentration in Health & Wellness, Families & Children, or Mental Health/Addiction.

  • Degree: Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Total Credit Hours: 36-60
  • Tuition:
    • $508 per credit (1-Year Advanced Standing, Existing Cohorts)*
    • $624 per credit (1-Year Advanced Standing, New Cohorts)*
    • $508 per credit (2-Year Program, Existing Cohorts)*
    • $624 per credit (2-Year Program, New Cohorts)*
  • Tuition: $498 per credit (1-Year Advanced Standing & 2-Year Program)*
  • Course Format: part-time or full-time

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Addictions Counseling NEW!

Those suffering from addictions need skilled and compassionate counselors to guide them toward a healthy future. And that need has never been greater. The Master's in Addiction Counseling program at the University of Indianapolis features an inter-professional curriculum that draws effective practices from psychology, counseling, and social work. It's a holistic approach that delivers the personal, one-on-one attention that is absolutely essential in this line of healthcare. Whether your career is currently in health services or you come from a different field altogether, your passion to help can make all the difference when you join the dedicated and highly specialized UIndy graduates of this program.

  • Degree: Master of Addictions Counseling (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 45
  • Tuition: $624 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: This program is taught in a traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on coursework.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Doctoral Programs

Psychology

Following the practitioner-scholar model, this program prepares graduates for general clinical practice in psychology. The curriculum has been designed within the guidelines for professional psychologists established by the American Psychological Association (APA). Students complete at least two years of clinical training, and yearlong placements allow students to integrate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in a single setting. There are three optional concentrations.

  • Degree: Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
  • Total Credit Hours: 111-120
  • Tuition: $920 per credit (licensable)*
  • Course Format: This program is taught in a traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on coursework.
  • Concentrations include:
    • Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
    • Childhood & Adolescent Psychology
    • Adult Psychopathology & Psychotherapy

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Certificate Programs

Interprofessional Addictions Certificate

You are already doing great things in healthcare, but you want to do more for those who are dealing with a problem that takes many forms: addiction. The Interprofessional Addictions Certificate from the University of Indianapolis provides you with an unparalleled specialty in treating those who need your help the most. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum blends the combined wisdom of psychology, counseling, and social work to evoke a powerful trifecta of care, even embracing the virtues of physical therapy, which reduces the need for prescription medications that may eventually lead to addiction. Follow your heart to where your intellect and compassion can provide exemplary care in addictions counseling. We have the program to get you there.

  • Degree: Addictions Counseling Certificate
  • Total Credit Hours: 6
  • Tuition: $624 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: This program is taught in a traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on coursework.

*Tuition is based on the 2018-19 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

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