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

Offering Master of Science (M.S.) and 6th 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.

6th Year Program

The 6th 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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Sep
13
Tue
M.S. Counseling Information Session @ Bates Hall
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 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.

 

Sep
22
Thu
Graduate Information Session @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

To register, click on the date and time below that works best for you:

Sep
27
Tue
M.S. Counseling Information Session @ Bates Hall
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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
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!

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