Degree Requirements

 

Master of Science in Counseling

The degree requirements for a Master of Science in Counseling consist of the following:

  • 42 hours of courses common to all concentrations

  • 9 hours of concentration-specific courses (see specific concentration requirements below);

  • 9 clinical hours, including 3 hours of practicum (a clinical experience consisting of 100 total hours over the course of the semester with 40 hours of direct counseling) and 60 hours of internship at an approved clinical site (600 total hours, 240 direct counseling hours) over the course of 2 semesters.


To receive a Master of Science in Counseling, a student must:

  • Complete all course work and requirements stated in the degree plan, including practicum and internship.

  • Participate in a pre-practicum screening interview and receive endorsement from the Counseling Faculty Supervision Committee to enroll in practicum and internship.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and mastery of appropriate skills, ethical issues, and professional behavior throughout the program.

  • Participate in an exit interview during the last semester of internship.

  •  Pass the comprehensive examination in the final semester.

 

Degree Plans

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

School Counseling

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling