Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The course of study leads to eventual employment in community mental health centers and a wide variety of other community mental health settings. Note that a counselor license is usually required by most agencies.

• Foundations Courses  (9 credits)
5600:601 Research & Program Evaluation (3)
5600:646 Multicultural Counseling (3)
5600:648 Individual and Family Development Across the Lifespan (3)

• Required Counseling Core Courses  (20 credits)
5600:600 Professional Orientation & Ethics (2)
5600:635 Introduction to Clinical Counseling (2)
5600:643 Counseling: Theory & Philosophy (3)
5600:645 Tests and Appraisal in Counseling (3) (prerequisite: 5100:601)
5600:647 Career Development and Counseling Across the Lifespan (3)
5600:651 Techniques of Counseling (3) (prerequisite 5600:643)
5600:653 Group Counseling (4) (prerequisites 5600:651)

• Clinical Counseling Specialty Courses  (28 credits)
5600:662 Personality & Abnormal Behavior (3)
5600:664 DSM (3)
5600:666 Treatment in Clinical Counseling (3)
5600:732 Addiction Counseling I (3)
5600:714 Evaluation of Mental Status (3)
5600:674 Prepracticum in Counseling (Prerequisites 5600:643/651) (2)
5600:675 Practicum (Prerequisites 5600:600/601/635/643/645/647/648/646/651/653/664/666/674) (5)
5600:685 Internship (Prerequisite 5600:675) (6; 3 credits each semester over 2 consecutive semesters)

• Program Electives (3 credits minimum)
5600:620 Issues in Sexuality for Counseling (3), OR
5600:621 Counseling Youth at Risk (3), OR
5600:622 Play Therapy (3), OR
5600:640 Counseling Adolescents, OR
5600:655 Marriage and Family Therapy (3), OR
5600:660 Counseling Children (3)

Minimum Total Hours Required for Program:   60


**Must sign up with administrative assistant during first semester in program, after planned program (PCD) is completed.

‡Practicum and Internship require closed class permission. You must request permission prior to registering.