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University of Bridgeport | MS Counseling
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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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest @ Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 8:30 pm

The University of Bridgeport is pleased to welcome Connecticut Free Shakespeare to the Arnold Bernhard Center’s Larson Plaza. This free performance of The Tempest begins at 6:30 on July 19, 20, 21, and 22, with people encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs, and to come and picnic on the Plaza at 5:30 PM. Ample parking available in University parking lots. In the event of rain, limited seating will be available. Call (203) 232-8805 for weather updates or other information.

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