Counseling Degree Requirements (MS)

Degree Requirements

Fifty-one 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 1-6 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 - 39 units

COUNSED 715RESEARCH IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION3
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 728CLINICAL STUDIES IN 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 Units39

Emphases

Select one of the following emphases (electives selected from specialty courses listed below):

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis

COUNSED 712FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING3
COUNSED 716CRISIS INTERVENTION AND TRAUMA COUNSELING3
COUNSED 731INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 746COUNSELING AND THE CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROCESS3
COUNSED 753UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS3
Specialty courses (two 3-unit courses)6
Total Units21

School Counseling Emphasis

COUNSED 738PERSPECTIVES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING3
COUNSED 743COUNSELING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS3
COUNSED 745COUNSELING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
COUNSED 754ADDICTION CONCERNS WHEN WORKING WIITH CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS1
COUNSED 755UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING CRISIS AND TRAUMA1
COUNSED 756A SYSTEMS PRIMER FOR SCHOOL AND HIGHER EDUCATION COUNSELORS1
Total Units12

Optional Additional Specialty Courses

COUNSED 724CAREER COUNSELING OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT3
COUNSED 729STUDENT SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION3
COUNSED 732ADVANCED MARRIAGE, COUPLES, AND FAMILY COUNSELING3
COUNSED 733
COUNSED 734FAMILIES: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS3
COUNSED 738PERSPECTIVES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING3
COUNSED 739TRAUMA TREATMENT3
COUNSED 743COUNSELING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS3
COUNSED 745COUNSELING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
COUNSED 748ADMINISTRATION IN STUDENT AFFAIRS3
COUNSED 749CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY-TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION3
COUNSED 752
COUNSED 753UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS3
COUNSED 790WORKSHOP (special topics)1-3
COUNSED 799THESIS RESEARCH1-6