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Program requirements for the M.S. in Counseling 

Concentration In Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)


The concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare students for work as mental health counselors and requires advanced coursework in clinical skills, psychopathology, appraisal procedures, addiction, and psychotherapeutic techniques.

Coun505 Helping Relationships: 4 credits
Coun568 Counselor as Professional: 3 credits
Coun545 Social & Cultural Foundations: 3 credits
Coun540 Group Process Application & Theory: 4 credits
Coun610 Career & Lifestyle Development: 3 credits
Coun512 Theories of Counseling: 3 credits
Coun570 Strategies & Techniques of Counseling: 4 credits
Coun582 Appraisal Processes for Counselors: 3 credits
Coun595 Addiction & Treatment: 3 credits
Coun535 Research Methods: 3 credits
Coun552 Human Growth & Development: 3 credits
Coun600 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 1: 4 credits
Coun605 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 2: 4 credits
Coun585 Trauma & Crisis Intervention: 3 credits
Coun587 Psychopharmacology 3 credits
Coun502 Orientation: 1 credit
Coun515 Clinical Skills for Counselors: 3 credits
Elective (Practicum): 3 credits
Elective: 3 credits

Total: 60 credits

Concentration In College Student Personnel (CSP)


The concentration in College Student Personnel is designed to prepare students for counseling careers in higher education. It requires advanced coursework in career and lifestyle development, organization and administration of higher education, and college student development.

Coun512 Theories of Counseling: 3 credits
Coun503 Orientation in Student Affairs: 1 credits
Coun520 Introduction to Student Affairs: 3 credits
Coun527 Student Affairs Administration: 3 credits
Coun505 Helping Relationships: 4 credits
Coun562 Today’s College Student: 3 credits
Coun555 Student Development Theory: 3 credits
Coun601 Internship in College Student Personnel 1: 3 credits
Coun610 Career and Lifestyle: 3 credits
Coun545 Social & Cultural Foundations: 3 credits
Coun536 Assessment in Student Affairs: 3 credits
Coun540 Group Process: 4 credits
Coun552 Human Growth & Development: 3 credits
Coun615 Ethical and Legal Issues in Higher Education: 3 credits
Coun606 Internship in College Student Personnel 2: 3 credits

Total: 45 credits