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MS in Counseling & Clinical Health Psychology Program Learning Goals

General Program Learning Goals:

  • Prepare practitioner-scholars who possess a comprehensive understanding of the field of mental health counseling across theoretical, research, and applied practice domains.
  • Prepare students to understand counseling history and philosophy.
  • Prepare students for individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide students with an understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society.
  • Instruct students in counseling, consultation, and psychotherapy processes.
  • Provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation.
  • Model and instill the values of advocacy and social justice.
48-credit Program Structure

The program will consist of 48 credit hours:

  • 39 credits of didactic coursework
  • 9 credits of practicum experience
     

60-credit Program Structure
 
The program will consist of 60 credit hours:

  • 51 credits of didactic coursework
  • 9 credits of practicum experience

Students in both degree options will take a comprehensive examination at the end of the first year or beginning of the second year of study.  Students will have the option of either part-time or full-time study:

  • Full time study will involve 2 years enrollment for 7 consecutive quarters. 
  • Part time study typically involves three years enrollment.

Students may transfer up to six credits from other master's level programs at the discretion of the program chair. 

Last Updated: 7/7/14