Prerequisite Courses for All Counseling Programs
Course Credits
Introduction to Psychology 3
Human Development (child/adult or lifespan) 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Research Methods with Statistics or equivalent substitutions (per Program Director review) 3
Total 12
  • MA in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Required Courses
    Course Credits
    CP 600 Multicultural: Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling 3
    CP 604 Theories of Counseling I 3
    CP605 Theories of Counseling II 3
    CP 608 Mental Health Across the Lifespan Development 3
    CP 610 Principles and Techniques of Counseling 3
    CP 612 Ethical and Legal Issues and Considerations 3
    CP 614 Psychopathology and Diagnostic Assessment 3
    CP 624 Treating the Addictions 3
    CP 630 Clinical Research, Evaluation, and Interpretation 3
    CP 632 Group Dynamics and Development 3
    CP 638 Vocational and Career Assessment 3
    CP 640 Clinical Assessment and Evaluation 3
    CP 650 Biology, Psychopharmacology, and Health Care Collaboration 3
    CP 660 Counseling Practicum 3
    CP 690 Clinical Internship I 3
    CP 691 Clinical Internship II 3
    Total 48
    Choose Four Elective Courses
    Course Credits
    CP 620 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Therapies 3
    CP 625 Expressive Therapies and Complementary Treatments 3
    CP 642 Trauma Assessment and Treatment 3
    CP 644 Counseling LGBTQI+ Individuals 3
    CP 646 Counseling Families 3
    CP 654 Gender and Mental Health Disparities 3
    CP 655 Forensic Counseling 3
    CP 656 Treating Personality Disorders 3
    CP 661 Counseling Practicum II 3
    CP 680 Advanced Practice for Addictions Professionals I 3
    CP 682 Advanced Practice for Addictions Professionals II 3
    CP 686 Addictions, Advocacy, and Social Justice 3
    CP 688 Behavioral and Process Addictions 3
    CP 692 Mental Health Leadership I 3
    CP 692 Mental Health Leadership II 3
    CP 692 Research Project 3
    CP 695 Master’s Thesis 3
    Total 12

    Please note that not all electives are offered every semester.

    Note: AK, AR, ME, MD, MN, MS, TX, VA, and WV residents must choose CP 646 Counseling Families as one of their electives. NY and OH residents must choose CP 654 Gender and Mental Health Disparities as one of their electives.

    Please check state licensure requirements for specific guidelines. Our program does not meet licensure requirements in DE, IL, or UT.

  • MA in Counseling: Addictions Counseling

    Required Courses
    Course Credits
    CP 600 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling 3
    CP 604 Theories of Counseling I 3
    CP 605 Theories of Counseling II 3
    CP 608 Mental Health Across the Lifespan 3
    CP 610 Principles and Techniques of Counseling 3
    CP 612 Ethical and Legal Issues and Considerations in the Practice of Counseling 3
    CP 614 Psychopathology and Diagnostic Assessment 3
    CP 621 Treating the Addictions 3
    CP 630 Clinical Research, Evaluation, and Interpretation 3
    CP 632 Group Dynamics and Development 3
    CP 638 Vocational and Career Assessment 3
    CP 640 Clinical Assessment and Evaluation 3
    CP 650 Biology, Psychopharmacology, and Health Care Collaboration 3
    CP 660 Counseling Practicum 3
    CP 680 Advanced Practice for Addictions Professionals I 3
    CP 682 Advanced Practice for Addictions Professionals II 3
    CP 686 Addictions, Advocacy, and Social Justice 3
    CP 688 Behavioral and Process Addictions 3
    CP 690 Clinical Internship I 3
    CP 691 Clinical Internship II 3
    CP 646 Counseling Families 1, 3 3
    CP 654 Gender and Mental Health Disparities 2, 3 3
    Total 60 (63 1, 2, 3)
    1. AK, AR, ME, MD, MN, MS, TX, VA, and WV residents must add CP 646 Counseling Families as an extra course for licensure.
    2. NY and OH residents must add CP 654 Advanced Seminar: Gender and Mental Health Disparities as an extra course for licensure.
    3. Addictions Counseling candidates may add these and other CP courses of interest above their 60-credit required curriculum at the prevailing 3-course credit tuition rate.

    Please check state licensure requirements for specific guidelines. Our program does not meet licensure requirements in DE, IL, or UT.