Earn a Counseling Psychology Bachelor’s and Master’s in Five Years

PsychologyTrinity Christian College is offering the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in counseling psychology in only five years. The 3+2 track combines an academically intensive three years of undergraduate work with Trinity’s master’s degree program.

The “3”

The“3”includes18 credit hours per semester for six semesters at Trinity and two summer sessions at a local community college.

The “2”

The “2” includes 48 credit hours completed over two years. Six credits are taken per term—Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

Applying what they’ve learned in the classroom, undergraduates will complete a field education requirement, and graduates will complete a practicum and internship experience.

Click here to download a 3+2 brochure with the list of required courses.

Students who enroll as freshmen psychology majors will:

  • Complete the three-year bachelor’s program in psychology
  • Gain guaranteed admission to the two-year master’s degree program in counseling psychology (with 3.0 GPA). There is no requirement to take the GRE.
  • Experience study in the helping professions from a Christian perspective
  • Enjoy a special community throughout their education with the same caring professors and fellow classmates

Dr. Michael DeVries ’74, director of the counseling psychology graduate program and professor of psychology, pursues a clinical practice at Olive Branch Counseling Associates, Inc., in Oak Forest, Illinois, an agency founded by his wife, Louella ’93.

“The 3+2 option at Trinity gives students with a clear sense of calling from God and a passion for helping others an opportunity to complete a liberal arts degree in psychology and a graduate degree in counseling psychology through an efficient and economical course of study without sacrificing educational quality or rigor,” said Dr. DeVries.

For more information, contact Dr. DeVries at 708.239.4755 or michael.devries@trnty.edu.

Professors in the program bring a variety of research focuses to their teaching, including integration of Christianity and psychology, counseling outcomes, yoga therapy, clinical and research ethics. Meet the faculty here.