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Curriculum: Master's in Counseling Psychology

 Degree requirements and required courses to complete the program

Degree Requirements 

In order to graduate, an overall grade-point average of 3.0 is required; a minimum grade of 3.0 in the practicum and internships is required. Should a student receives a grade of less than that in either the practicum or internship, no graduate credit will be given, and the course must be repeated. The course may be repeated only once. Students must also successfully complete a written comprehensive examination at the end of 36 credit hours. Comprehensive examinations are given in December, April, and July.


Required Courses - Traditional Master of Arts Track (36 credits)

Ethics

PSY 760 Professional Ethics & Orientation


Growth and Development

PSY 646 Lifespan Development


Psychopathology

PSY 606 Psychopathology


Counseling Process

PSY 622 Counseling Theory


Social and Cultural Foundations

PSY 736 Multicultural Counseling


Group Work

PSY 632 Group Process


Family Counseling

PSY 643 Marriage and Family Therapy


Testing

PSY 626 Psychological Testing & Appraisal


Research

PSY 710 Research Design and Methodology


Practicum

PSY 715 Practicum Seminar


Electives (2)

Examples Include:

PSY 639 Positive Psychology

PSY 650 Mindfulness Therapy

PSY 727 Counseling the Substance Abusing Client

PSY 724 Clinical Skills

PSY 743 Psychological Trauma

PSY 746 Human Sexuality

PSY 798 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Required Courses - Licensed Mental Health Counseling Track (60 credits)

Ethics

PSY 760 Professional Ethics & Orientation


Growth and Development

PSY 646 Lifespan Development


Psychopathology

PSY 606 Psychopathology


Counseling Process

PSY 622 Counseling Theory


Social and Cultural Foundations

PSY 736 Multicultural Counseling


Group Work

PSY 632 Group Process


Family Counseling

PSY 643 Marriage and Family Therapy


Testing

PSY 626 Psychological Testing & Appraisal


Research

PSY 710 Research Design and Methodology


Practicum

PSY 715 Practicum Seminar


Applied Counseling

PSY 722 Advanced Counseling

PSY 798 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Internships/Seminars

PSY 815 Internship Seminar I

PSY 816 Internship Seminar II


Diagnosis and Assessment

PSY 724 Clinical Skills


Master’s Thesis

PSY 892 Thesis


Electives (4)

Examples Include:

PSY 639 Positive Psychology

PSY 650 Mindfulness Therapy

PSY 727 Counseling the Substance Abusing Client

PSY 743 Psychological Trauma

PSY 746 Human Sexuality