Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Saint Martin's University

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Upcoming deadlines:
Fall final deadline is June 1, 2015. Please contact Sandy Brandt,, with any questions.

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Degree requirements and proposed timeline

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A total of 48 credit hours are required for the degree:

  • Nine core courses (27 credit hours)
  • Five elective courses (15 credit hours)
  • Two-semester internship (6 credit hours)


The MAC class notebook, student handbook, and internship handbook are downloadable booklets that contain detailed information about classes, policies, and requirements for the program.

Recommended timeline:

Below is a recommended timeline for completion of the MAC Program. It divides the program into several informal stages with recommended courses and the paperwork needed to accomplish the major program events in each stage.

This timeline is only a suggestion. Your needs and schedule will dictate where to deviate from the recommended sequence. Still, the timeline should be very helpful to you as a guideline to planning and successfully completing the program. Click to expand each of the three stages below.

Stage one: Acceptance into the program

Recommended coursework
MAC 502 Group therapy
MAC 503 Individual therapy
MAC 512 Family systems therapy
MAC 514 Developmental theory and psychotherapy
MAC 521 Gender and ethnicity
MAC 522 Treatment of abusive relationships
Electives Possibly 1 or 2 (but only 2)
Paperwork to fill out:
Request for transfer credit (if any)
Intent to receive personal therapy
Verification of personal therapy
Application for degree candidate status

Stage two: Degree candidate status

Recommended coursework
MAC 601 Psychopathology
MAC 602 Assessment and treatment planning
MAC 620 Ethical practice in MHC and MFT
Electives Possibly 2 or 3
Paperwork to fill out:
Internship exploratory worksheet
Final internship contract

Stage three: Completion of 600 hour internship

Recommended coursework
MAC 961 Counseling internship 1
Elective if one is needed
MAC 692 Counseling internship 2
Elective if one is needed
Paperwork to fill out:
Internship evaluation form

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