University of Bridgeport | MS Counseling
M.S. Degree in Counseling Program Details

Offering Master of Science (M.S.) and Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study Degrees

We have a long tradition of preparing our graduates for outstanding careers in professional counseling and seek students interested in personal as well as professional growth. The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world.

Career Paths

The Master of Science in Counseling offers two concentrations:

Students in each concentration share a core counseling curriculum with the remaining coursework selected based upon their chosen concentration. All counseling students complete a supervised field and internship experience in their area of concentration.

Coursework for Adult Learners and Professionals

The Master of Science in Counseling degree program runs coursework in the evenings (beginning at 4 p.m.) and on weekends to meet the needs of working adults. With the help of a personal academic advisor, each student completes the program at his or her own pace. Core courses build counseling knowledge and counseling skills in the following areas:

  • Human growth and development
  • The helping relationship
  • Lifestyle and career development
  • Research and evaluation
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Professional orientation, ethics and behavior

Counselor Development

There are three dimensions to your development as a counselor:

  • Your personal growth and development (you as a person who counsels)
  • Your intellectual growth and development (your professional knowledge)
  • Your counseling skill set

Our curriculum is designed to address all three dimensions, inspiring personal growth, building professional knowledge and honing counseling skills. These aspects of counselor development are important to all counseling students irrespective of their specific career path.

Sixth Year Program

The Sixth Year Program is designed for students who have achieved a master’s degree applicable to counseling or related field and need to supplement their coursework in clinical mental health skills and appraisal procedures. This advanced 30 credit program offers core courses in substance abuse counseling, psychopharmacology, evidence based therapies, and counseling special populations. In addition an internship/practicum in clinical mental health is required.

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11th Annual Holiday Concert @ Mertens Theater
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Get into the holiday spirit during our 11th Annual Holiday Concert featuring performances by the Knights’ Ensemble, UB Chamber Singers, UB Fusion Ensemble, UB Percussion Group, and University Singers!

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UB Faculty Music Recital @ Littlefield Recital Hall
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Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The graduate programs represented will include those in:

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Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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An Evening of Scenes @ Mertens Theater
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The UB Music & Performing Arts Program presents an evening of scenes from some of the greatest plays of the English language. Come witness the rebirth of theatrical productions at UB! Details will be announced in January.

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