Program Details

The mission of the MA program in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning.
Location:
Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Counseling & Therapy

Program Overview

Program Description:

The mission of the MA program in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science and psychological research, who are familiar with a counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. Viewing research and practice as interdependent and mutually supporting, the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is based on the scientist-practitioner training model.

The program is committed both to (1) preparing counseling psychologists for advanced doctoral studies in psychology and to (2) providing training and experience that prepare students for practice. The goal is to train psychologists who have a sound knowledge of the bases of counseling and psychotherapy. Adopting a multicultural perspective, the program also emphasizes the importance of multicultural competence in both research and practice.

The 48 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) degree must include the following courses:

  •     PSYC 5000 Bases of Counseling Psychology (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5100 Approaches to Counseling and Therapy (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5200 Advanced Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5300 Psychopathology (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5400 Research Design (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5500 Assessment (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5600 Group Processes and Group Therapy (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5700 Psychopharmacology (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5800 Ethical and Legal Foundations (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 5900 Applied Statistics and Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 6000 Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 6100 Master’s Thesis (6 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 6200 Practice and Supervision (3 credit hours)
  •     PSYC 6300 Internship (6 credit hours)

Master's Thesis

The Master’s Thesis consists of an individual research project designed by the student and carried out over the duration of at least one semester, under the direction of a thesis faculty advisor. The thesis project allows students to contribute to research in the field and to gain important research experience necessary for entrance into a doctoral program.

 

Setting Description:
The Vienna campus was established in 1981 and is the only dually accredited university in Austria, with both, the US accreditation as well as with Austrian private university accreditation by the local Ministry of Education.The student population of the Vienna campus is around 500 students from all over the world. Graduate classes have around 20 students, allowing students, faculty and staff to develop close working relationships. The neoclassical campus building is conveniently located in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few steps away from the historic city center. Palais Wenkheim features a student resource center, library and study space a Webster University will be relocating to the historic Palais Wenkheim in Fall 2014. The neoclassical building is conveniently located in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few steps away from the historic center. Palais Wenkheim will be able to support as many as 1,000 students featuring additional office, food service, library and study space as well.
Cost:
35,280 EUR. An MA requires successful completion 12 courses (36 credits). Tuition per 3-credit graduate course is EURO 1,935 for the 2013-2014 academic year (this price includes text books).

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association Webster University is accredited in the United States by the Higher Learning Commission. The accreditation, which was first awarded in 1925, includes undergraduate and graduate degree programs at all locations worldwide where the Webster University offers its programs. AQ Austria:Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria Since 2001, Webster Vienna Private University, has been accredited by The Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) as an Austrian Private University. One of the requirements to receive the Austrian accreditation is that the majority of courses need to be taken at Webster Vienna Private University (i.e. Webster's campus in Vienna) especially during the last year. The student will receive the "Diploma Supplement" as part of the Austrian degree which specifies the ECTS credits commonly used in Europe (Bologna Process).
Financial Aid:
Yes
FinancialAid Info:
Financing your education: There are several options available for financing your studies at Webster Vienna, a private, non-profit university. These include scholarships, sponsorships, U.S. Federal Aid, and others.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Only applicants who were accepted by the Admissions team for a degree program and have submitted a complete Webster Vienna Scholarship Application will be considered for a scholarship.

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