Counselor Education - Master of Arts (M.A.) - Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts (M.A.) - Counselor Education - Mental Health Counseling

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • The Department of Counseling does not require specific undergraduate degree for admission. However, the following undergraduate prerequisites are required and must be complete prior to enrollment or during the first year of graduate study. These can be completed “credit/no credit.”

    • Developmental psychology or equivalent

    • Abnormal psychology                                                                                     

    • Basic statistics and/or educational measurement

Summary

Required Core Courses

42

Mental Health Counseling Track Required Courses

12

Approved Electives

6

Total Hours

60


Required Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COUN 510

Introduction to Counseling

1

COUN 511

Theories and Techniques of Counseling

3

COUN 512

Counseling Fundamentals

3

COUN 520

Group Counseling & Guidance

3

COUN 530

Applied Counseling Skills (Practicum)

3

COUN 540

Individual Appraisal

3

COUN 545

Counseling Research & Progress Evaluation

3

COUN 550

Introduction to Family Counseling

3

COUN 555

Risk & Resiliency

3

COUN 560

Lifespan Developmental Counseling

3

COUN 570

Career Counseling Theory & Tech

3

COUN 575

Multicultural Counseling

3

*COUN 595

SpTp: Addictions Counseling

3

*Or similar course from another department with advisor approval.

COUN 589

Comprehensive Project

1

COUN 595

SpTp: Psychopharmacology

1

COUN 610

Professional Ethics and Orientation

3

Total Hours

42

Minimum Required Grade: C

Mental Health Counseling Track Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COUN 585

Counseling Methods: Agency (Internship)

6

COUN 615

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling

3

COUN 625

Intro to Mental Health Systems

3

**Electives

6

**6 credits of graduate level electives are required. When applicable to our course load, the Department will offer Counseling Electives focused on a particular area of study. Students intending to pursue LAC or LMFT must take COUN 580 and/or COUN 550, respectively, before enrolling in advanced elective courses. Students may also consult with their faculty advisor for additional graduate course offering appropriate to their major. Students may wish to complete additional internship credits as part of their elective requirement. Please work with your advisor.

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C