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MS in Mental Health Counseling

 48-credit MS in Mental Health Counseling

Foundation Curriculum: 

Fall Winter Spring Summer

Assessment &
Counseling Skills

Theories of Counseling

Lifespan Development

Program Evaluation, Research Methods, & Statistics

Foundations of Psychotherapy

Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology

Social & Cultural Foundations in Counseling

Tests & Measurements

Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling

Group Therapy

Part I: Comprehensive Examinations

 

Advanced Curriculum:

Fall Winter Spring

Behavioral Change in Health Counseling

Practicum/Internship I

Counseling in Healthcare Settings: Integrating Seminar

Internship II

Part II: Comprehensive Examination

Career & Lifestyle Development

Internship III

Part III: Comprehensive Examination

Optional Elective: Physiology, Health & Counseling

 

60-credit MS in Mental Health Counseling

Foundation Curriculum:

Fall Winter Spring Summer

Assessment &
Counseling Skills

Theories of Counseling

Lifespan Development

Program Evaluation, Research Methods, & Statistics

Foundations of Psychotherapy

Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology

Social & Cultural Foundations in Counseling

Tests & Measurements

Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling

Group Therapy

Part I: Comprehensive Examinations

Professional Counseling Concentration Advanced Curriculum:

Fall Winter Spring Summer

Behavioral Change in Health Counseling

Practicum/Internship I

Elective in concentration of study

Counseling in Healthcare Settings: Integrating Seminar

Internship II

Part II: Comprehensive Examination

Elective in concentration of study

Career & Lifestyle Development

Internship III

Part III: Comprehensive Examination

Elective in concentration of study

 

Elective in concentration of study

Addictions and Offender Counseling Concentration Advanced Curriculum:

Fall Winter Spring Summer

Assessing & Treating Substance Use
Disorders

Biopsychosocial Basis of Addictions

Practicum/Internship I

Counseling in Correctional Settings

Advanced Interventions in Addictions Counseling

Internship II

Part II: Comprehensive Examination

Career & Lifestyle Development

Addictions and Correctional Counseling: Integrating Seminar

Internship III

Part III: Comprehensive Exam

Child, Adolescent and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders

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The MS Program is typically completed in two years but can be extended to five years at maximum. The MS Program in Mental Health Counseling has three major components: (1) completing the sequence of courses; (2) completing a minimum of three trimesters of practicum/internship experience (700 hours); and (3) passing the three-part comprehensive examination. Students generally follow a recommended sequence of required courses. This sequence permits groups of students to move through the program together, building group cohesiveness and fostering relationships with colleagues.

During their first term students meet with their Academic Advisors to plan their curricula according to their individual needs; plans can be adjusted over time to take into account new course offerings and/or changed goals, needs, or self-perceptions of each student. Students meet with their Academic Advisors at least twice a year to discuss their progress.

For full-time students, the foundational curriculum is typically completed in the first year of the program and the advanced curriculum is completed in the second year of the program.

Last Updated: 11/3/14