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Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

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Degree Requirements

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

Required Courses


COU 6301 Theories of Counseling 3 Credits
COU 6302 Lifespan/Human Growth & Development 3 Credits
COU 6303 Techniques of Appraisal & Assessment 3 Credits
COU 6304 Multicult/Cross-Cultural Counseling 3 Credits
COU 6305 Advanced Hum Sexuality & Sex Dysfunction 3 Credits
COU 6306 Research Methodology & Program Evalua 3 Credits
COU 6307 Career Development & Assessment 3 Credits
COU 6309 Ethical & Prof Conduct for Counselors 3 Credits
COU 6310 Advanced Psychopathology 3 Credits
COU 6311 Marriage & Family Counseling 3 Credits
COU 6314 Prof Identity & Prepracticum Skills 3 Credits
COU 6331 Psychopharmacology 3 Credits
COU 6332 Crisis Intervention Counseling 3 Credits
COU 6333 Couns Sub Abuse/Addict Disord 3 Credits


take two (2) semesters of the following:

COU 6315 Mental Health Clinical Practicum I 3 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 6308 Advanced Counseling and Crisis Skills 3 Credits
COU 6312 Group Counseling 3 Credits
COU 6313 Counseling Children & Adolescents 3 Credits
COU 6334 Community and Clinical Mental Health Adm 3 Credits

Study Abroad Courses

COU 6370 Adv Cou/Crisis Interv/Couples 3 Credits
COU 6371 Group Cou/Fam Therapy 3 Credits
COU 6372 Fam/Ther/Interv Child/Adol 3 Credits
COU 6373 Fam Ther/Community Crisis 3 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 6320 Principles of Couple Therapy 3 Credits
COU 6321 Strat for Intervent in Family Therapy 3 Credits
COU 6322 Family Systems 3 Credits
COU 6323 Family of Origin 3 Credits
COU 6324 Family Therapy Practicum 3 Credits

Total Hours (75)