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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Oct
13
Thu
M.S. Counseling Information Session @ Bates Hall
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Register here!

Join us on campus for an inside look at the M.S. in Counseling program!

UB offers two concentrations for the Master’s program:

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • College Student Personnel

Prospective students are invited to come to campus for an admissions presentation and brief campus tour.

 

Oct
20
Thu
Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

Click here to register!

Oct
25
Tue
Icarus Quartet @ Room 110
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a guest recital featuring music for piano and percussion from Yale University’s Icarus Quartet!

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2016–2017 Performance Season!

Oct
30
Sun
14th Annual Pipescreams Concert @ United Congregational Church
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for the 14th Annual Pipescreams event, featuring University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University choirs, and the Greater Bridgeport Chapter, American Guild of Organists (AGO).

Plus, celebrate Halloween while you attend! Prizes for best costumes will be awarded.

Ticket Information: $15/$9 students/free for children under 10.
Purchase at the door, or call the United Congregational Church at 203-335-3107.

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2016–2017 Performance Season!

Nov
9
Wed
Guest Music Recital with Dr. Travis Sherwood @ Littlefield Recital Hall
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bartione vocalist Dr. Travis Sherwood visits from Eastern New Mexico State University to perform with piano accompaniment from Akiko Hosaki.

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2016–2017 Performance Season!

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