2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Counseling

48-60 credits

An entry-level degree designed for students interested in careers in the helping professions. Designed to give students the beginnings of a professional identity as counselors so that they can work in a variety of clinical mental health counseling settings or in rehabilitation counseling settings. It is also designed as a predoctoral study program in counseling psychology.

Degree Requirements

MA candidates must pass an ethics test, and receive a grade of B or better in pre-practicum, practicum, and internship while completing the program Candidates sit for a written content examination after completing at least 30 credits of course work; this examination must be passed prior to graduation. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration, 60 credits

Counseling Psychology

CPSY 605Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CPSY 606Pre-Practicum Interviewing Skills

3

CPSY 607Appraisal Methods in Counseling

3

CPSY 610Career Theories and Realities

3

CPSY 621Theories and Techniques of Counseling

3

CPSY 636Psychopathology

3

CPSY 637Introduction to Psychopharmacology

3

CPSY 644Practicum in Counseling

3

CPSY 646Advanced Practicum in Counseling

3

CPSY 653Research Methods in Counseling and Social Psychology

3

CPSY 678Theories and Techniques of Counseling the Culturally Diverse

3

CPSY 688Process and Techniques of Group Counseling

3

CPSY 695Field Internship in Counseling

3 TO 6

3 credits from

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

PSYS 613Developmental Psychology

3

3 credits from

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

Electives

Approved courses in psychology or related area

12

Highly recommended elective courses
CPSY 609Counseling Ethics and Professional Issues

3

CPSY 624Program Development and Evaluation in Counseling Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:60

Rehabilitation Concentration, 48 credits

CPSY 603Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling

3

CPSY 606Pre-Practicum Interviewing Skills

3

CPSY 607Appraisal Methods in Counseling

3

CPSY 608Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation

3

CPSY 610Career Theories and Realities

3

CPSY 621Theories and Techniques of Counseling

3

CPSY 635Medical Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation Counseling

3

CPSY 636Psychopathology

3

CPSY 644Practicum in Counseling

3

CPSY 653Research Methods in Counseling and Social Psychology

3

CPSY 678Theories and Techniques of Counseling the Culturally Diverse

3

CPSY 688Process and Techniques of Group Counseling

3

CPSY 689Case Management in Rehabilitation Counseling

3

CPSY 695Field Internship in Counseling

3 TO 6

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

Total Credit Hours:48