Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 60

Required Courses:

Core Courses
CPSY 5492Theories of Counseling Psychology3
CPSY 5519Group Counseling3
CPSY 5526Multicultural Counseling3
CPSY 5564Addiction, Counseling, and Biological Bases of Behavior3
CPSY 5579Introduction to Couples and Family Counseling3
CPSY 5591Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology3
CPSY 5593Career Counseling and Development3
CPSY 5694Introduction to Assessment3
CPSY 5698Fundamental Counseling Techniques3
CPSY 5699Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation3
CPSY 9085Advanced Counseling Techniques (2 terms)6
CPSY 9185Master's Internship in Counseling Psychology (2 terms)6
CPSY 9387Practicum in Counseling Psychology I & II3
EDUC 5325Introduction to Statistics and Research3
EPSY 5561Development and Learning Over the Lifespan3
Concentration Courses9
Select the courses identified for the chosen concentration:
Mental Health Counseling
CPSY 5566
Professional Issues in Mental Health Counseling
CPSY 5691
Diagnosis in Counseling Psychology
School Counseling
CPSY 5511
Counseling in the Schools
CPSY 5565
Educational Specialists Coordinating Community Resources for Diverse Learners
Total Credit Hours60

Culminating Events:
Comprehensive Examination:
The comprehensive examination is designed to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to integrate and apply both their didactic and practice-oriented academic experiences.

Students are required to complete a 780-hour internship, with 280 direct client contact hours completed at a training site approved by the program. Students in the Mental Health Counseling concentration complete their training in a community mental health setting, while those in the School Counseling concentration complete theirs in a school setting. Students receive individual on-site supervision and faculty supervision as a part of their training experience.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.