Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

The master’s degree in Clinical Psychology will prepare you as a highly competent Christian mental health professional. You will develop a solid foundation in the clinical practice of assessment and counseling of children, adolescents and adults. Plus, take a deep dive into behavioral sciences, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, cognitive assessment, and statistics for the behavioral sciences. When you graduate, you will have the ability to integrate and apply sound psychological principles and demonstrate advanced understanding and skill regarding the diagnosis, assessment, prognosis and treatment of mental disorders.

This degree is a 63-hour program focusing on comprehensive mental and behavioral health care for individuals and families, consultation to agencies and communities, training, education, and research-based practice.

Course Examples

As part of your curriculum, you will have the opportunity to take courses including:

  • Methods and Techniques in Counseling
  • Integrative Issues in the Behavioral Sciences
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Human Growth and Life Span Development
  • Objective Personality Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavior and Therapy
  • Clinical Psychopathology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment Planning

“I have enjoyed my graduate classes very much! I especially enjoy the professors. They are experts in their field who are very passionate about understanding people. Their purpose is to equip students in becoming the best clinicians they can become, in order to effectively serve and help others. Learning from them is an honor and inspires me to dream beyond SAGU.”

Veronica Guerrero (current Clinical Psychology Grad Student)

Careers in behavioral sciences

Counselors and psychologists help people recognize their strengths and find resources to cope with problems and adversity. There are limitless ways to put your desire to help people to good use:

  • Academic sports psychologist
  • Addictions counselor
  • Adult psychiatrist
  • Applied sports psychologist
  • Career counselor
  • Christian or church counselor
  • Clinical psychiatrist
  • Clinical therapist
  • Consulting services director
  • Geriatric care specialist
  • Group home coordinator
  • Industrial/organizational psychologist
  • Leadership psychologist
  • Management consultant
  • Marriage or family counselor
  • Military psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Organizational development consultant
  • Outpatient psychiatrist
  • Prison psychologist
  • Psychiatry child adolescent physician
  • Psychiatry geriatrics physician
  • Psychiatry physician
  • School counselor
  • Social behavioral scientist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Teacher

The median annual salary of clinical psychologists is $67,800. The salaries of clinical psychologists vary depending on work setting, experience and work location.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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