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Why UIndy?

  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than 100 years of experience training the workforce
  • Located just 10 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis
  • Flexible class options including weekends, evenings, and many available online
  • Competitive graduate assistantship available (assistantships only available for select graduate programs)

You're called to help others. Whether you want to provide therapy, empower communities, conduct research, or work in social service agencies, the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences can help you achieve your goals.

Graduate Programs Available Through the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences

Master's Programs

Mental Health Counseling

Suited for students who are interested in becoming professional counselors and/or pursuing future doctoral study in Counselor Education or Counseling Psychology. The curriculum includes foundational coursework in counseling, elective courses, and a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship experience. Completion of this program results in eligibility for Indiana state licensure. An additional concentration in Child, Adolescent, and Family Counseling is also available.

  • Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 60
  • Tuition: $668 per credit hour (licensable)*
  • Course Format: 5-6 semesters of on-campus classes can be completed in two years with additional practicum field placement, internships, and hands-on experience required
Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy Track

Incorporates art therapy training with the required counseling coursework for eligibility to apply for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate credential in Indiana. Graduates who complete this track also have the option of pursuing the requirements for becoming a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) following completion of post-graduate supervised hours.

  • Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Total Credit Hours: 63
  • Tuition: $668 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: 5-6 semesters of on-campus classes can be completed in two years with additional practicum field placement, internships, and hands-on experience required

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: General Psychology, Program Development and Evaluation, or Research.

  • Degree: Master of Science (MS)
  • Total Credit Hours: 39
  • Tuition: $652 per credit (non-licensable)*
  • Course Format: daytime and evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis
Social Work

Looking to make a difference by helping people? The MSW program prepares you for advanced specialized practice in a variety of clinical and community settings, working with diverse individuals, families, and communities. Working closely with our engaged faculty will give you opportunities to work alongside others to solve problems for the greater good—one person at a time. Our Regular Standing 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. A one-year Advanced Standing program is available for students who have earned their BSW in the last five years. Students select from 3 concentrations: Health and Behavioral Health; Children, Family, and Community; and Mental Health and Addictions. Aging Studies Certificate also available. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • Degree: Master of Social Work (MSW) (licensable)
  • Total Credit Hours: 33 for Advanced Standing; 60 for Regular Standing
  • Tuition: $664 per credit hour*
  • Course Format: On-campus; full-time or part-time

Doctoral Programs

Clinical 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). There are three optional concentrations.

  • Degree: Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
  • Total Credit Hours: 111-120
  • Tuition: $1000 per credit (licensable)*
  • Course Format: This program is taught on-campus in a traditional classroom setting, using a combination of lecture and hands-on coursework. Typically completed in 5 years including a year-long internship.
  • Concentrations include:
    • Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
    • Childhood & Adolescent Psychology
    • Adult Psychopathology & Psychotherapy

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*Tuition is based on the 2022-23 academic year and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.