5-Year Dual Degree (B.A./M.S.) Program in Psychology and Counseling

The Psychology and Counseling Department offers a 5-year, dual-degree (B.A./M.S.) for motivated, academically-talented students. Within the 5-year period, students complete the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology and the Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or in School Counseling. Due to the condensed nature of the 5-year dual degree program, interested students will be expected to take electives over the summer to be able to complete their undergraduate degree within three years, with a 3.25 GPA in the Psychology major and a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Students will plan their coursework with a faculty advisor during their first semester at the College (undergraduate students who transfer to Hood may be admitted into the accelerated program, but may need to add extra time to complete both degrees). Admission to the M.S. in Counseling program is not automatic; upon completion of the undergraduate degree, accelerated students will still need to apply to the program.