Master of Science in Community Counseling Degree Requirements

Graduation requirements for the Master of Science in Community Counseling student include:

  1. Completion of 48 designated semester hours of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no grade of less than a B.*
  2. Successful passing of the comprehensive examination.
  3. Satisfactory completion of practicum and internship requirements.
  4. Completion of at least 42 hours of graduate degree requirements in residence, with no more than six hours of transfer credit.
  5. Completion of all degree-related course requirements, including transfer credit, within a six-year period.

*Degree objectives may require more than the minimum number of hours to meet certain professional standards.

Professional Curriculum for Community Counseling

Professional Core (26 Semester Hours)

COUN 6020

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3 hours

COUN 6150

Counseling Ethics

2 hours

COUN 7260

Counseling Theory

3 hours

COUN 7320

Life Span Development

3 hours

COUN 7340

Multicultural Counseling

3 hours

COUN 7450

Group Counseling

3 hours

COUN 7900

Research Methods in Counseling

3 hours

Option I or Option II (6 Semester Hours)

Option I

COUN 7840


6 hours

Option II

Additional Counseling Course Work

3 hours

COUN 7980

Professional Paper

3 hours

Major Course Work (15 Semester Hours)

COUN 6010

Psychological Helping Skills

3 hours

COUN 7150

Psychopathological Diagnosis

3 hours

COUN 7280

Family Counseling

3 hours

COUN 7300

Career Development Counseling

3 hours

COUN 7950

Psychological Assessment

3 hours

Applied Practice Sequence (7 Semester Hours)

COUN 7660C

Counseling Practicum (100 clock hours)

3 hours

COUN 7680C

Counseling Internship (600 clock hours)

4 hours




Minimum of 48 Semester Hours