School of Psychology & Cognitive Science

Preparing Students for What’s Next

Welcome to the Avila University School of Psychology

In the School of Psychology, we offer an exciting mix of undergraduate and graduate degree programs from which to choose.

Undergraduate Psychology

With an undergraduate degree in psychology, you’ll develop the critical reasoning, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills required for various career areas, from healthcare to law to public relations. If your goal is to become a licensed counselor or psychologist, your Avila degree will help prepare you to enter masters and doctoral graduate programs. Avila students can also choose to minor in psychology.

M.S. Counseling Psychology

At the Master’s level, Avila University’s School of Psychology offers the M.S. in Counseling Psychology (MSCP). The MSCP is designed to lead to clinical licensure as a professional counselor in Missouri, Kansas, and most other states. The program offers multiple concentration areas to focus your studies further. The master’s degree is offered in an evening and late afternoon format at our beautiful suburban campus in south Kansas City.

Thank you for exploring our degree program options. See the links below for additional information. We hope to see you at Avila!

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts

  • Psychology (General, Mental Health, Research Concentrations)


  • Psychology

“At bigger schools, students are going to be working with grad students or postdocs – they’re not working with faculty directly. Avila is especially good for preparing students for graduate study because it makes a concerted point of valuing its students.”

Grace Tibbetts ’19, Psychology B.A.

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