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4PLUS Psychology (B.A.)/Counseling (M.S.) Program

  • 4PLUS (bachelor's + master's)
  • Major

About this Program

The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a dual-degree (B.A./M.S.) for motivated, academically-talented students.

Program Overview

The Psychology and Counseling Department offers a dual degree (B.A./M.S.) for motivated, academically talented students with a 3.25 GPA in the Psychology major and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students will accelerate completion of 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. To accelerate degree completion, interested students will be expected to take courses over the summer and/or during January term. 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 they may not be able to complete both degrees as quickly as a non-transfer student.). Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to meet with Counseling faculty about their interests as well as pursue complementary experiences, such as relevant internships and entry-level employment, to enhance their application to the Counseling program. Admission to the M.S. in Counseling program is not automatic; 4-Plus students will still need to apply to the Counseling program and interview for admission.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • MS

Department Offering

Program Contact

Shannon Kundey, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Department Chair


Fast Fact

95 percent of our full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

All Faculty
Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell

  • Associate Professor of Counseling
  • Core Faculty, Master's in Counseling (Clinical and School)
Megan Doughty Shaine

Megan Doughty Shaine

  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
  • Core Faculty, Master's in Counseling (Clinical and School)
  • Program Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Shannon Kundey

  • Professor of Psychology, Department Chair
  • Co-Director, Hood Honors Program
Diane Graves

Diane R. Graves

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Program Director, Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Behavior

Atiya R. Smith

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
  • Core Faculty, Master's in Counseling (Clinical and School)
  • Program Director, School Counseling Specialty