Counseling

Tracks of Study

 The tracks offered under the Master of Arts Degree in Counseling are the following:

Clinical and Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
  •  60-credit-hour degree
  •  Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling
     and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Marriage, Family & Child Counseling
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  •  60-credit-hour degree
  •  Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling
     and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Non-Clinical Professional Studies (formerly Academic Specialization)
  • 36-credit-hour degree
  • No licensure or certification 


The two 
licensure and certification programs follow a core curriculum, which is the basic building block for the professional counselor, regardless of setting. All students complete courses in the following areas:

  • Developmental Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Group Theories, Dynamics, and Process
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Measurement and Appraisal
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics

In addition, a sequence of specialized courses is offered within each program area. Clinical practicum and/or internship experiences in an appropriate clinical setting are offered in conjunction with the core and specialized counseling courses. Program requirements in the Non-Clinical Professional Studies allow students to take up to three courses (nine hours) offered by other departments, which enable students to broaden their knowledge base in their area of interest.