Counseling Degree Requirements (MS)

Degree Requirements

Sixty units for school emphasis, and sixty units for clinical mental health emphasis. These include practicum and internship requirements, but not thesis. The thesis option is available for 6 units and is in addition to the required units. Course and emphasis requirements are given below. Emphases, required course sequences, and elective courses should be selected in consultation with advisers to match individual career paths.

Counseling (M.S.)

Core Courses - 45  units

COUNSED 718PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING3
COUNSED 722THEORIES OF COUNSELING3
COUNSED 712FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (new name: PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING)3
COUNSED 715RESEARCH IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION3
COUNSED 721GROUPS: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
COUNSED 716CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA COUNSELING (new name: CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA COUNSELING ACROSS SETTINGS)3
COUNSED 731INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 736COUNSELING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
COUNSED 741SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS IN COUNSELING3
COUNSED 720CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION SERVICES3
COUNSED 728CLINICAL STUDIES IN COUNSELING3
COUNSED 719APPRAISAL PROCEDURES IN COUNSELING3
COUNSED 793SUPERVISED PRACTICUM3
COUNSED 795COUNSELING INTERNSHIP (6 units, 3 units/semester)6
Total Units45

Emphases:

Select one of the following emphases:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis

COUNSED 746COUNSELING AND THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROCESS3
COUNSED 753UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS3
Total Units6

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives (Select 3 courses from the list)

HELEAD 700INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS3
HELEAD 710COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION3
COUNSED 724CAREER COUNSELING OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT3
COUNSED 732ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 734FAMILIES: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS3
COUNSED 735ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY FORMATION (New course: SCHOOLS AND THE ROLES OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS)3
COUNSED 738PERSPECTIVES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING (new name: COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS)3
COUNSED 739TRAUMA TREATMENT3
COUNSED 743COUNSELING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS (new name: SCHOOL COUNSELING: CONSULTATION, COLLABORATION AND INTERVENTION)3
COUNSED 745COUNSELING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (new name: CURRENT ISSUES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING: SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS)3
COUNSED 747 (new course: COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS)
COUNSED 749CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: EVIDENCE-BASED AND INTEGRATED TREATMENT3
COUNSED 790WORKSHOP3
COUNSED 796SPECIAL STUDIES3
COUNSED 799THESIS RESEARCH1-6

School Counseling Emphasis 

COUNSED 735ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY FORMATION (new course: SCHOOLS AND THE ROLE OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS)3
COUNSED 738PERSPECTIVES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING (new name: COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS)3
COUNSED 743COUNSELING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS (new name: SCHOOL COUNSELING: CONSULTATION, COLLABORATION AND INTERVENTION)3
COUNSED 745COUNSELING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (new name: CURRENT ISSUES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING: SUPPORT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS)3
Total Units12

School Counseling Electives (Select 1 course from the list)

HELEAD 700INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS3
HELEAD 710COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION3
COUNSED 724CAREER COUNSELING OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT3
COUNSED 732ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 734FAMILIES: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS3
COUNSED 739TRAUMA TREATMENT3
COUNSED 746COUNSELING AND THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROCESS3
COUNSED 747 (New course: COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS)
COUNSED 749CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: EVIDENCE-BASED AND INTEGRATED TREATMENT3
COUNSED 753UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS3
COUNSED 790WORKSHOP3
COUNSED 796SPECIAL STUDIES3
COUNSED 799THESIS RESEARCH1-6