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Graduate Psychology

Avila's Graduate Psychology Program

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 the 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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Click here to follow the Avila Department of Psychology. Find out about current job and internship opportunities, as well as events in the Department of Psychology.

Department of Psychology Events

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

View admissions events and register at Graduate Admissions Events Page and RSVP



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