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The Master of Arts degree designates graduates as having a mastery or extensive knowledge of an area of study. An M.A. can help students advance their current career or prepare them to pursue a doctoral degree. Graduates of our M.A. programs obtain the training necessary to apply learned theories, concepts, and best practices to their present and future work. Real-world training, community service opportunities, and a multicultural approach to education prepares students to excel in a number of fields.

The Washington, D.C., Campus offers the following M.A. programs:

M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Professional Counselor Licensure Track: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The Forensic Psychology master's program prepares students to apply the art and science of psychology within the legal system and related fields. In this track, the students complete a field placement experience (practicum) of 700 hours over the course of nine to twelve months and complete additional courses required for professional counselor licensure.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The M.A. in Counseling Psychology program at the D.C. Campus is distinctive in that students receive a solid foundation in the principles of clinical psychology, along with the essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative skills they need to work with a range of clinical populations and a variety of emotional and psychological conditions. Students learn theoretical frameworks and scientific bases, the ethical and professional guidelines of the clinical psychology and counseling profession, and the impact of diversity and cultural issues in the mental health field.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Child and Adolescent Treatment Concentration: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

Students in the Child and Adolescent Treatment concentration within the Counseling Psychology master’s program learn about therapeutic approaches to provide this population emotional support, help them resolve conflicts with family members, and teach them skills to more effectively deal with issues they face. The program is designed to provide students with a specialized education in the area of the assessment and treatment of youth.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Concentration: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

Students in this concentration learn in-depth skills and knowledge that will prepare them to work more effectively with families and couples. Specific and key areas of family and couples work – domestic violence, divorce, sexual relations - are presented and explored in the classroom setting with the use of didactic material and real case vignettes. Assessment of family dynamics is covered through a systems perspective.

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M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Treatment of Addiction Disorders Concentration: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The Treatment of Addiction Disorders Concentration, within the Counseling Psychology master's program, provides specific education in the area of assessment, intervention/prevention, and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and behavioral addictions. This concentration prepares individuals to provide effective Counseling Psychology services for a wide range of addictions in community-based environments.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The Forensic Psychology master's program prepares students to apply the art and science of psychology within the legal system and related fields. Students have the opportunity to obtain valuable real-world training opportunities. The D.C. Campus, in particular, is well-positioned to take advantage of its location to prepare students to work with the federal criminal justice and security systems. Courses are offered in an evening format that accommodates the needs of working professionals.

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M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Internship/Thesis Track: TCS-OPP:Washington DC

Offered: TCS-OPP:Washington, DC

The Chicago School's Industrial and Organizational Psychology master's program prepares students to apply the principles of both psychology and business to effectively guide organizations and individuals to success. Students benefit from exceptional theoretical classroom training coupled with opportunities for a broad range of real-world learning experiences.

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