The University of Kentucky’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Education in Counseling Psychology is a two year, 48-hour degree program that provides students with the comprehensive, foundational training specifically designed to prepare students to apply for Counseling Psychology PhD programs.  The M.S. is also a great fit for those students who want to further explore the field of Counseling Psychology before making the decision about whether or not to commit to the approximately four to five years of training that is required to get a PhD in our field.

Students who enter our Counseling Psychology Master’s of Science (MS) program are not assigned to work on research with a specific faculty member in the way that PhD students are.  However, our new Master’s students are assigned a faculty mentor who will assist them with academic and career exploration and planning over the course of their time in the program.  These Master’s students have the opportunity to work with one or more faculty members and/or other students on research; this is arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Thus, current UK Master’s students are welcome to approach me about potential research collaboration and joining the HAMMER Lab.

To learn more about the structure and function of the HAMMER Lab and how UK MS students contribute to the Lab, check out the hot-linked Table of Contents in the description of my “Introduction to the Hammer Lab” video.