Program Overview.

If you are interested in counseling, clinical, or school psychology, a counseling psychology major is designed to prepare you for graduate study and careers that focus on promoting personal and interpersonal functioning. You will learn to address the emotional, social, work, school, and physical health concerns that individuals have at different stages in their lives. You will also begin to research and understand techniques for helping people improve their sense of well-being and alleviate distress.

About Counseling Psychology at Morningside:

  • Morningside’s small private college setting will allow you to build meaningful working relationships with professors, providing you with excellent mentors.
  • Beginning as early as your freshman year, take part in independent and collaborative research.
  • Benefit from a prime location in Sioux City, Iowa’s fourth largest city, and other large cities nearby for abundant options for credit-bearing internships.
  • The opportunity to use Morningside’s Counseling Lab which allows students to observe and record counseling sessions, learn and practice various counseling skills, and analyze and understand counseling interventions.
  • Develop your foundational knowledge of psychology through history and theory while having almost immediate opportunity to empirically investigate, think critically, and apply learning.