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Psychology/School Counseling

Husson University’s dual degree Bridge program will prepare you to make a difference in students’ lives as a school counselor. You’ll earn your Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in School Counseling in 6 – 7 years if attending full-time as you build the foundation you’ll need to be successful in this field.

By working with your advisor, you can tailor your Psychology degree to your own interests in one of many subfields of psychology, such as clinical or counseling psychology, forensic psychology, sport psychology, developmental psychology, or experimental psychology. You can choose courses to meet qualifications for the MHRT/C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community) certification in addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. The MHRT/C is a state-granted credential required for many entry-level mental health positions in Maine.


Your graduate studies will prepare you to be eligible for certification as a PK-12 school guidance counselor from the Maine Department of Education upon graduation. You’ll follow a curriculum designed to give you a firm grounding in school counseling programs and practices and learn to develop a collaborative style of working within school communities.  Plus, you’ll gain valuable experience before you graduate through a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour school counseling internship.  

About This Program

The Bridge program provides for early access to the School Counseling graduate program for students accepted into the program. Students may begin taking graduate level courses during their 4th year, and may take up to 12 credits with the approval of their advisor.

Students must complete a minimum of 108 credits of coursework in the undergraduate Psychology major with a 3.5 and maintain grades of no less than B in graduate level coursework to progress to the remaining courses in the counseling program.

Upon completion, students will earn both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (120 credits) 12 credits of graduate coursework will replace 12 credits of undergraduate electives and a Master of Science in School Counseling (60 credits).

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program as an undergraduate, students must:

  • meet the undergraduate admissions requirements for entry into the BS in Psychology program. 

To be admitted to graduate coursework during senior year, students must:

  • have been admitted to the Bridge program
  • maintain a 3.5 grade point average, and
  • be recommended by the Bridge advisor(s). 

To progress to the remaining courses in the graduate program, students must:

  • complete a minimum of 108 credits of coursework in the undergraduate psychology major with a 3.5, and
  • maintain grades of no less than B in graduate level coursework

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Phone and Email Address
Gregory (Greg) Winston, PhD Gregory (Greg) Winston, PhD
Professor, Faculty Athletic Representative
224 Beardsley Meeting House
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Russell Fulmer, PhD, LPC Russell Fulmer, PhD, LPC
Professor, Director, Graduate Counseling Programs
101E Darling Learning Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401