DBU Launches New Master of Arts in Psychology

Hands out in prayer

This past fall, Dallas Baptist University's Graduate School established its new Master of Arts in Psychology with a strong cohort of 14 students eager to serve the world and excited about the licensure opportunities now offered through the new degree.

"With the vision to produce Christ-centered servant leaders who are mental health professionals in a variety of secular and Christian settings, the M.A. in Psychology program professors and administrators expectantly await all the Lord has in store for its new students," says Dr. Harry Beverly, who serves as an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Psychology at DBU.

The new master's degree offers a 60-hour licensure program for the Licensed Psychological Associate, along with the License Specialist in School Psychology. As with all other disciplines at DBU, the M.A. in Psychology integrates the study of psychology with the values and worldview of Christianity. The program also connects its students with various psychological internships and offers curriculum that provides opportunities for multiple career paths. This creates a space for truly formative education to take place and take root in and out of the classroom.

"Our professors care about us as students and as people," shares Alexandria Figueroa, a student in the inaugural cohort. "They are praying for us, cheering for us, and pushing us to be the best of the best. They believe in the gifts and skill sets we have been given from the Lord and they want us to use these to advance the Kingdom."

"It is immensely important that DBU helps put Christian professionals who are equipped to provide spiritual and clinical guidance to those experiencing psychological distress into the field," says Dr. Beverly. "The Master of Arts in Psychology program aims to do just that."

Starting in the fall of 2022, a 24-shared-hour accelerated program will be available to reach even more individuals who desire to pursue their master's degree in psychology.

Written by Emmalie Ellis

Emmalie Ellis writes for the University Communications department at Dallas Baptist University.