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Psychology (B.A.)/Counseling (M.S.) Dual-Degree Program

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

About this Program

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

Program Overview

Within the five-year period, students complete the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Master of Science in Counseling, with a specialization in either clinical mental health or school counseling.

Due to the condensed nature of the five-year, dual degree program, interested students will be expected to take electives over the summer to be able to complete their undergraduate degree within three years, with a 3.25 GPA in the psychology major and a 3.00 cumulative GPA. 

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 may need to add extra time to complete both degrees).

Admission to the M.S. in counseling program is not automatic; upon completion of the undergraduate degree, accelerated students will still need to apply to the program.

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

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

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 Interdiscipinary Studies in Human Behavior