Psychology and Counseling Degree Programs

12,000

New jobs estimated to open for psychologists from 2022 to 20321

$85,330

Median annual wage for psychologists as of May 20222

Discover if a GCU degree in psychology or counseling is the right path for you. Choose from a variety of specializations within counseling or psychology to grow the expertise needed to best serve others. Whether you choose a degree in psychology or counseling, GCU’s programs can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career helping others.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates job growth for psychologists to increase by about 6% from 2022 to 2032, as fast as average, accounting for an estimated increase of 12,000 jobs in the field.1

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychologists have a median annual wage of $85,330 as of May 2022.2

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Bachelor Psychology and Counseling Degrees

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Gain foundational skills to start your journey toward your desired vocation. A bachelor’s degree can give you the insight needed to pursue graduate education with the purpose of furthering your career goals. With a bachelor’s degree from GCU, you have the potential to make a career out of your passion to champion mental wellness. Program offerings span from behavior health science to psychology and sociology.


Master’s Psychology and Counseling Degrees

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Expand upon your knowledge and step into a specialized psychology or counseling master’s degree. At GCU, we want your program to align with the causes you care about in the communities you serve. With a variety of emphasis options available, you can tailor your master’s degree program to your career goals. Upon graduation, you may consider entering the human services field. Find a degree in clinical mental health counseling, mental health and wellness, or psychology.


Doctoral Psychology and Counseling Degrees

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Become an expert in your field through a doctorate degree and enjoy the possibilities of career growth and increased opportunities. With a doctorate degree from GCU, you can also become equipped to activate the skills you learn to serve others. Build on a master’s along a scholarly path in psychology or learn to teach and supervise counselors. Gain your PhD in General Psychology or Counselor Education and Supervision and reach higher levels of academic and practical expertise.


Grad Certificates and Post-Master’s Psychology and Counseling Degrees

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Take your education a step further with our graduate certificates and post-master’s programs. These certificates can prepare you for an advanced degree for those eager to acquire all available knowledge in their field. Some of our popular programs include the graduate certificate in Christian counseling and the Post-Master’s in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate.

 

COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists, retrieved on Nov. 28, 2023.

The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Psychologists as of May 2022, retrieved on Nov. 28, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers nationwide with varying levels of education and experience. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Psychologists nor does it reflect the earnings of workers in one city or region of the country or a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries. Your employability will be determined by numerous factors over which GCU has no control, such as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, the graduate’s experience level, individual characteristics, skills, etc. against a pool of candidates.

Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex world.

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