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Professional Counseling Degree Plans

Sample Degree Plan

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Degree Requirements

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Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, M.A.Prof.Couns.

Required Courses


COU 6301Theories of Counseling3 Credits
COU 6302Lifespan/Human Growth & Development3 Credits
COU 6303Techniques of Appraisal & Assessment3 Credits
COU 6304Multicult/Cross-Cultural Counseling3 Credits
COU 6305Advanced Hum Sexuality & Sex Dysfunction3 Credits
COU 6306Research Methodology & Program Evalua3 Credits
COU 6307Career Development & Assessment3 Credits
COU 6309Ethical & Prof Conduct for Counselors3 Credits
COU 6310Advanced Psychopathology3 Credits
COU 6311Marriage & Family Counseling3 Credits
COU 6314Prof Identity & Prepracticum Skills3 Credits
COU 6331Psychopharmacology3 Credits
COU 6332Crisis Intervention Counseling3 Credits
COU 6333Couns Sub Abuse/Addict Disord3 Credits


take two (2) semesters of the following:

COU 6315Mental Health Clinical Practicum I3 Credits

On-Campus OR Study Abroad Options

Students are required to complete all four on-campus courses, OR a combination of on-campus and study abroad courses. Participation in study abroad requires enrolling in six hours and may be taken twice. Students should work with their advisor to select the best combination of courses.

On-Campus Courses

COU 6308Advanced Counseling and Crisis Skills3 Credits
COU 6312Group Counseling3 Credits
COU 6313Counseling Children & Adolescents3 Credits
COU 6334Community and Clinical Mental Health Adm3 Credits

Study Abroad Courses

COU 6370Adv Cou/Crisis Interv/Couples3 Credits
COU 6371Group Cou/Fam Therapy3 Credits
COU 6372Fam/Ther/Interv Child/Adol3 Credits
COU 6373Fam Ther/Community Crisis3 Credits

Total Hours (60)

Optional Marriage & Family Therapy Concentration

Students may choose an optional concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy. To complete the concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy, students must complete the courses below:

COU 6320Principles of Couple Therapy3 Credits
COU 6321Strat for Intervent in Family Therapy3 Credits
COU 6322Family Systems3 Credits
COU 6323Family of Origin3 Credits
COU 6324Family Therapy Practicum3 Credits

Total Hours (75)