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Curriculum

The Master of Science in Counseling is a 48-60 credit hour program offering three areas of specialization.

All students complete a core set of classes. You will then select one or more of the specializations to complete, depending on your educational and career goals.

The three specializations are:

Core Courses

Regardless of your specialization, all counseling students take these core courses.

Students take a total of 33 credits of core courses.  

COUN 200:  Introduction to the Counseling Profession
COUN 201:  Research in Counseling
COUN 220:  Career Counseling
COUN 221:  Methods of Counseling*
COUN 224:  Assessment in Counseling
COUN 225:  Human Development and Life Issues
COUN 228:  Psychopathology and Psychiatric Disabilities
COUN 236:  Group Procedures
COUN 245:  Understanding Diverse Populations
COUN 250:  Trauma and Crisis
COUN 260:  Counseling Practicum*

* There is an additional $25 per credit hour fee for these courses.  

Specialization: Clinical Mental Health

The Clinical Mental Health Specialization will give you the expertise needed to work in a variety of settings, including agencies, group practices, substance abuse treatment centers, hospitals, residential treatment centers, and employee assistance programs. 

The Clinical Mental Health Specialization is 27 credit hours.  All listed courses are 3-credit courses unless otherwise specified.  

COUN 216:  Theory and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 244:  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
COUN 246:  Medical Aspects of Disability 
COUN 291:  Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (6 credit hours)*
COUN 298:  Ethics in Counseling 
COUN Elective
COUN Elective
COUN Elective

* There is an additional $25 per credit hour fee for these courses.  

Specialization: Clinical Rehabilitation

The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization prepares students to work in a variety of settings where they can provide clinical services to individuals with disabilities.

Common settings include private practice, community-based agencies, substance abuse treatment centers, hospitals, residential treatment centers, state agencies, and the Veterans Administration.

The Clinical Rehabilitation Specialization is 27 credit hours.  All listed courses are 3-credit courses unless otherwise specified.  

COUN 210:  Disability Policy and the ADA
COUN 216:  Theory and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 233:  Human Resources Fieldwork
COUN 244:  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
COUN 246:  Medical Aspects of Disability 
COUN 265:  Advanced Placement
COUN 293:  Clinical Rehabilitation Internship (6 credit hours)*
COUN 298:  Ethics in Counseling 

* There is an additional $25 per credit hour fee for these courses.  

Specialization: Rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization will prepare you to work in state organizations, Veterans Administration, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, and private practice, as well as in insurance rehabilitation, for advocacy groups, or as a consultant.

The Rehabilitation Specialization is 27 credit hours.  All listed courses are 3-credit courses unless otherwise specified.  

COUN 210:  Disability Policy and the ADA
COUN 216:  Theory and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 233:  Human Resource Fieldwork
COUN 244:  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
COUN 246:  Medical Aspects of Disability 
COUN 265:  Advanced Placement
COUN 292:  Rehabilitation Counseling Internship (6 credit hours)*
COUN 298:  Ethics in Counseling

* There is an additional $25 per credit hour fee for these courses.  

Specialization: School Counseling

If you are interested in working in the school setting, the School Counseling Specialization prepares you to work with elementary students, secondary students, or both levels. Additional coursework is provided if you are not a licensed teacher.

The School Counseling Specialization is 15-24 credit hours.  All listed courses are 3-credit courses unless otherwise specified.  

COUN 243:  Comprehensive School Counseling
COUN 253:  Program Implementation
COUN 286:  College and Career Readiness
COUN 290:  School Counseling Internship (6 credit hours)*

* There is an additional $25 per credit hour fee for these courses.  

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