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 - 48  units

COUNSED 712PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING (new name: PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING)3
COUNSED 715RESEARCH IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION3
COUNSED 716CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA COUNSELING ACROSS SETTINGS3
COUNSED 718PRINCIPLES OF COUNSELING3
COUNSED 719APPRAISAL PROCEDURES IN COUNSELING3
COUNSED 720CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION SERVICES3
COUNSED 721GROUPS: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
COUNSED 722THEORIES OF COUNSELING3
COUNSED 728MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING (new name: MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING)3
COUNSED 731INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 736COUNSELING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
COUNSED 741SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS IN COUNSELING3
COUNSED 751PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES: ETHICS AND CONSULTATION3
COUNSED 793SUPERVISED PRACTICUM3
COUNSED 795COUNSELING INTERNSHIP (6 units, 3 units/semester)6
Total Units48

Emphases:

Select one of the following emphases:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis

COUNSED 746COUNSELING AND THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROCESS3
COUNSED 753TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS (new name: TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS)3
Total Units6

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives

Select at least 6 credits:6
INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION
CAREER COUNSELING OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT
ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING
FAMILIES: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS
SCHOOLS AND THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR (new name: SCHOOLS AND THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR)
TRAUMA TREATMENT
SCHOOL COUNSELING: CONSULTATION, COLLABORATION, AND INTERVENTION
COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: EVIDENCE-BASED AND INTEGRATED TREATMENT
WORKSHOP
SPECIAL STUDIES
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units6

School Counseling Emphasis 

COUNSED 738SCHOOLS AND THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR (new name: SCHOOLS AND THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR)3
COUNSED 743SCHOOL COUNSELING: CONSULTATION, COLLABORATION, AND INTERVENTION3
Total Units6

School Counseling Electives

Select at least 6 credits:6
INTRODUCTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: THEORY, ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION
CAREER COUNSELING OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT
ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING
FAMILIES: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS
TRAUMA TREATMENT
COUNSELING AND THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROCESS
COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY: EVIDENCE-BASED AND INTEGRATED TREATMENT
TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS (new name: TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS)
WORKSHOP
SPECIAL STUDIES
THESIS RESEARCH
Total Units6