Mental Health Counseling (Admitted Prior to Fall 2017)

The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of graduate students wishing to pursue counseling careers in public and private mental health agencies, the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, religious settings or colleges. Candidates are prepared to sit for the state licensure examination that qualifies individuals to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

  • LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS (LPC) may offer to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public counseling services "involving the application of clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures to assist individual in a achieving more effective personal, social, educational, or career development and adjustment". A LPC may diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELORS (LPCC) may offer the same services as above but may diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders without supervision.

Master of Arts:  Mental Health Counseling

REQUIRED:  All of the following

Course   Semester Hours
COUN 6640 Crisis Counseling
COUN 6740 Career and Life Planning Approaches
COUN 6750 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 6760 Counseling the Culturally Diverse
COUN 6780 Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
COUN 6790 Group Counseling Model and Procedures
COUN 6890 Internship in Counseling 9
COUN 7010 Mental and Emotional Disorders
COUN 7020 Advanced Assessment 3
COUN 7050 Treatment Planning 3
COUN 7060 DSM Diagnosis & Treatment Implications for Counselors
COUN 7760 Counseling Practicum 4
EDFI 6420 Research in Education 3
EDFI 6710 Human Growth & Development
EDIS 6780 Assessment & Testing in Mental Health
    Total Required Hours: 53

ELECTIVES: Only three of the courses with an asterisk behind it are required.

COUN 7030* Brief Therapy 3
COUN 7040* Play Therapy 3
COUN 7070* Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment 3
COUN 7080* Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling
EDFI 6410* Statistics in Education 3
Total Elective Hours: 9   Total Hours: 62