Jun 24, 2024  

Graduate Psychology & Counseling

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Bell Hall, Room #167

Shanter H. Alexander
Nancy J. Carbonell
Ronald D. Coffen
Elvin S. Gabriel
Tevni E. Grajales
Brad Hinman
Jimmy Kijai
Jeannie Montagano
Nadia Nosworthy
Renette Portecop-Prentice
Dennis E. Waite
Carole Woolford-Hunt, Chair

Staff Psychologists
Judith B. Fisher
Jose Gonzalez II
Diana B. Mitchell
Melina Sample

Donna J. Habenicht
Frederick A. Kosinski Jr.
Marion J. Merchant
Jerome D. Thayer
Rudolph N. Bailey


The mission of the Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling is to:

  • Prepare professional psychologists, counselors, and learning specialists who are committed to excellence and world-wide service
  • Provide training based on a Christian world view and philosophy that promotes the balanced development of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual nature of persons
  • Respect human diversity and the uniqueness of each person as one created by God
  • Uphold the principles of Scripture as a guide for interpersonal relations.


Andrews University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Central Association. It is also accredited by The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities.

The School of Education, as a unit, is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE has approved two programs within this department: School Psychology and School Counseling.

The Michigan State Department of Education has approved the following programs: School Psychology and School Counseling.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has approved the Ed.S. program in School Psychology.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has approved the two M.A. degrees in counseling: the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the M.A. in School Counseling. The accreditation for both programs runs through October 31, 2020.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has approved the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology.


All students must obtain a background check before they can participate in any course that requires fieldwork, including practicum and internship.   Some programs require additional paperwork, e.g. Conviction Clearance forms.

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements for degrees in the School of Education are stated in the Graduate Programs portion of the Admissions and Academics section of this bulletin. Additional requirements are listed under the separate program descriptions which follow. Admission for any graduate degree offered in the School of Education is based on the total profile of the student and includes the analysis of admission documents, interviews, as well as the professional judgment of the program faculty.

*Programs offered in this Department are listed below.



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