The accelerated program is a collaboration between EMU's undergraduate department of psychology and the graduate program in counseling. The program is designed to award exceptional students the opportunity to apply to the MA in counseling program during their junior year. If accepted into the MA in counseling program, such students can be awarded a BS in psychology and an MA in counseling through a five-year curriculum.
Students should express interest in the program during their first year as an undergraduate in order to be assigned an advisor to help plan their course of study. Because the program requires careful course scheduling from year one, it will not typically be an option for transfer students. In order for students to take undergraduate psychology courses in the accelerated undergraduate sequence, they must:
- Provide evidence of a minimum high school GPA of 3.6/4.0.
- Receive recommendation of a psychology advisor by the end of the first year.
- Achieve a 3.6 GPA in the first semester of classes.
- Successfully achieve psychology candidacy by the end of the second year.
Students will formally apply to the MA in counseling program during their third year of undergraduate studies and must meet regular standards for admission into the counseling program.