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Clinical Psychology, M.S.


Advance your education and gain active research experience.


Master of Science (M.S.)






2 Years

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in the clinical psychology M.s.

Our master’s in clinical psychology offers intensive training in psychotherapy, research, and the assessment and conceptualization of psychological functioning. The program provides training in empirically supported therapies with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and contextual behavioral science treatments and approaches.

What You Can Do with a Clinical Psychology Master's Degree

Our program prepares you for a career in mental health as a licensed psychological associate or psychological practitioner in Kentucky, for various other professional licensures in other states, or for doctoral study in Clinical Ph.D., Psy.D. and other applied psychology doctoral programs.  

Admission to the Program

To enroll in the clinical psychology master’s program, you must be accepted for graduate study at MSU. 

  1. Completion of at least 18 semester hours in psychology, including courses in psychological research methods, psychological statistics, and at least one course in clinical psychology or a closely related course (ex., Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology, Applied Behavior Analysis). Please contact the program with questions regarding course requirements.

  2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 preferred, minimum of 3.0 required.

  3. Preferred minimum GRE scores of 151 for verbal reasoning and 148 for quantitative reasoning.

  4. Adequate interpersonal skills and personal maturity, as measured by a personal interview by the clinical psychology faculty. In cases where an applicant resides noncontiguously to MSU, a telephone interview may be substituted for the personal interview.

  5. Three excellent letters of recommendation, two of which are to be from faculty in the applicant's major department. Recommendation Form

  6. Submission of an acceptable statement of purpose by the student outlining their reasons for seeking graduate level training in clinical or counseling psychology.

  7. Enrollment in the master's degree program is limited and admission is highly competitive. Students are only accepted for the fall semester. Review of submitted applications will begin on March 1 and offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 25. Students who lack prerequisite courses may be conditionally admitted to the program. However, credit for course work required in order to gain unconditional admission is not applied toward the M.S. degree requirements.

  8. Students who do not have satisfactory GPA or GRE scores are rarely admitted and only if there is sufficient evidence of probability of success in the program. This judgment would be based on factors such as previous related work experience, a satisfactory score on the MAT or other indices normally associated with success on the part of students in graduate study in psychology.

Master of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology/Program Data 2019-20
Number of applicants 25
Number of acceptances 10
% Accepted 40%
Number of enrollees 7
% enrolled 70%
Number of total students 10
Graduates (Aug./Dec./May 2019) 3
Number of Faculty 8
Faculty-to-student ratio 1.25
Courses taught by adjuncts 0

The M.S. in Clinical Psychology Program at Morehead State University is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of September 2022 through September 2030. See

Contact Information

Department of Psychology

414 Reed Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2980