MA in Counseling Psychology

Student and Faculty Data as Required by Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)

Data for the Year 2020-2021 (June 1 to May 31)

  • Number of applications received to matriculate in academic year 2020-2021: 50
  • Of those applications, number of students admitted: 25
  • Of those admitted, number of students newly enrolled: 20
  • Of those newly enrolled, number who continued into year two (first year retention): 19
  • Total number of students enrolled in the program during the academic year: 42
  • Number of students who graduated in the academic year: 21
  • Percent of students who enrolled in Fall 2016 and graduated from the program (5-year graduation rate): 100%
  • Percent of those who graduated in the years 2017 to 2019 who became fully licensed as mental health counselors: 22%
    • (Note: This number represents an undercount because in Hawaii, licensure applications cannot be submitted until all of the 3000 post-master’s hours are accrued. By law, the time to accrue 3000 hours cannot take less than 2 years. Also, the applicant is not allowed to take the National Counselor Exam until these 3000 hours are accrued and the application is received and processed. After the NCE score is returned, the licensure decision is made.)
  • Percent of courses taught by adjuncts or part-time faculty during the previous year: 5%
  • Number, ethnicity, and gender of faculty: 4 full-time faculty members; 2 men and 2 women; 2 Asian Americans, 1 Biracial (Asian American/European American), 1 European American.

Link to "Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council": MPCAC

For more information, you may contact Charmaine Higa-McMillan , Ph.D., Professor, Director and Field Placement Coordinator of the MA Program in Counseling Psychology (Specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling), higac@hawaii.edu.