Department of Psychology

Graduate Study in Psychology

Avila’s Graduate Psychology program is unique because students will find qualified faculty with real-world experience, a small community that will welcome you like family, and an educational experience that will help you succeed. Students receive individual support from both a faculty and academic advisor.

The Department of Psychology offers the MS Psychology and MS Counseling Psychology degrees with several concentration options. Avila also offers two graduate certificate programs and many research opportunities. Come explore your future with the Avila University Department of Psychology!

Program Highlights

  • Over 40 years of successful psychology alumni
  • Set your own pace – No cohort requirements
  • 16 week semesters – 8 week summer session
  • Evening and weekend on campus format
  • Start coursework in the fall, spring or summer terms
  • Bachelors in Psychology not required (overview course needed)
  • Counseling program MPCAC Accredited through January 2028!
  • Counseling program meets MO and KS licensure requirements

Non-Degree / Enrichment College Credits

Students needing additional college credits or specific coursework for transfer or licensure can take 9 credits (more with approval) through the Avila Department of Psychology non-degree / enrichment college credit option. Contact the Enrollment and Retention Manager at 816-501-0419 or

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Department of Psychology Events

Please contact your admissions representative with any questions or to set up an individual campus visit.
Missouri residents contact Caroline Riley; or 816-501-2968.
Kansas Residents and other states contact Ryan Meyer; or 816-501-2955.

Graduate Students –
School Hours: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Graduate Psychology Resources

Here you will find resources for students in the Avila Graduate Psychology program. Resources include information about Avila University, the graduate studies catalog, faculty advisors, forms and applications, and organizations like Psi Chi.

Campus Map
Graduate Academic Catalog
Mission & Values
Graduate Psychology Handbook 2019

Faculty Advisors
MS Psychology: Dr. Marcia Pasqualini, Chair and MSP Program Director
MS Counseling Psychology: Dr. Heather Noble, Assistant Professor, and Counseling Program Director

American Counseling Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Greater Kansas City Psychological Association  
Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)
North American Association of Masters in Psych
Psi Chi

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