The Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences (MSBS) program is designed to serve that segment of the population employed in or interested in a broad spectrum of professions in the behavioral sciences. Specific target populations are persons employed or preparing for employment in public or private organizations involved in human resources activities; persons wishing to pursue doctoral studies in the behavioral sciences or research-related careers or to gain experience in research; and persons preparing for counseling licensure in mental health professions. The majority of the students enrolled in the MSBS program in the last five years have expressed an interest in gaining counseling licensures (LPC and LMFT).
MSBS students choose one of three tracks: (1) Counseling, (2) Marriage and Family, or (3) General Psychology. The MSBS: Counseling track is designed for graduate students who would like to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). The MSBS: Marriage and Family track is designed for graduate students who would like to become Licensed Marital and Family Therapists (LMFT). To earn an MSBS with a track in either of these areas (Counseling or Marriage and Family), students will complete 48 credit-hours of coursework. The MSBS: General Psychology track is designed for graduate students who are not going to gain licensure. These students will complete 33 credit-hours of coursework.