Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The master of arts in education and human development in the field of mental health counseling degree program prepares graduates to be knowledgeable and ethical professional counselors equipped for the practice of individual, couple, family, and group counseling.  The program emphasizes working with diverse populations and developing strategies to promote the social, emotional, psychological, and physical health of individuals, families, communities, and organizations in a variety of settings. The program contributes to human development, adjustment, and change by encouraging its diverse faculty and student body to engage in reflective practice, critical inquiry, civic engagement, and responsible social action.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits, including 57 credits in required courses and 3 credits in elective courses, and completion of 600 hours in internships and 100 hours in a practicum. 

EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
CNSL 6151Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6157Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 6163Social and Cultural Dimensions - CNS
CNSL 6169Counseling Substance Abusers
CNSL 6171Family Counseling
CNSL 6173Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
CNSL 6174Trauma and Crisis Intervention
CNSL 6185Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6268Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
HDEV 6108Life Span Human Development
HDEV 6109Child Development
or HDEV 6110 Adolescent Development
or HDEV 8244 Adult and Aging Development
CNSL 6269Practicum I in Counseling
CNSL 6270Practicum II in Counseling
3 credits in elective courses
Elective courses should be selected in consultation with the program advisor
Successful completion of Pre-Practicum Portfolio Requirements as outlined in the Counseling & Human Development Master’s Student Handbook
Successful completion of the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination