Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Program of Study

Core Courses - 19 courses required
COUN 6105Psychological Aspects of Substance Abuse3
COUN 6110Research Methods and Design in Counseling3
COUN 6115Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling3
COUN 6117Diagnosis in Counseling3
COUN 6118Career Development Counseling3
COUN 6119Human Growth and Development3
COUN 6155Counseling Theory3
COUN 6175Cultural Perspectives in Counseling3
COUN 6225Counseling Skills I3
COUN 6226Advanced Counseling Skills3
COUN 6245Individual Analysis3
COUN 6265Group Techniques and Procedures3
COUN 6405Applied Practice in Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
COUN 6698Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling6
COUN 6785Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
COUN 7165Counseling Children3
COUN 7215Family Therapy Process and Practice3
COUN 7225Crisis and Trauma Counseling3
COUN 6000Portfolio/Exit Exam0
Core Total57
Approved Electives
Select one of the following courses3
Play Therapy
Selected Topics in Counseling
Gender Issues in Counseling
Independent Study
Family Psychopathology
Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Assessment
Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy
Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy
Electives Total3
Total Credit Hours60

Admission Requirements

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of A 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) cumulative undergraduate GPA

  • Resume

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Successful completion of an interview with departmental faculty

Deadlines: Priority deadline-December 1st; All applications and related materials are due no later than March 1st for consideration for Fall admission

Additional Program Requirements

  • Interviews will be conducted only after potential candidates have applied for admission and are qualified, based on an assessment of a completed application file. Applicants who reach the minimum scores designated above are not guaranteed admission or may be provisionally admitted since multiple factors are considered in these decisions.

  • Evaluation of the student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic progress as well as professional dispositions.

  • In order to graduate, students must complete the required exit assessment/ comprehensive exam.