Community Counseling Program - At a Glance

To receive a Master of Science in Counseling, you must complete a minimum of 45 hours of coursework, while maintaining a 3.25 grade point average or higher. Your coursework includes a three-hour research methods course, in which you will learn research methods and complete a research paper. You must also satisfactorily pass a comprehensive exam over the subject fields of the program. In the semester you intend to graduate, you will need to file an “Intent to Graduate” form with the university by the posted deadline. All master’s degrees must be completed within six calendar years after starting the program.

Required Courses for the Master of Science in Counseling - Community Counseling Program

AEP 803 Educational Research 3
COUN 827 Counseling Skills Development 3
COUN 829 Lifespan Human Development 3
COUN 831 Foundations of Counseling 3
COUN 832 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
COUN 834 Appraisal in Counseling 3
COUN 835 Theories in Counseling 3
COUN 838 Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures 3
COUN 840 Social and Cultural Foundations 3
COUN 847 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 848 Psychopathology and Diagnosis 3
COUN 849 Management of Agency-Community Counseling Practice 3
AEP 879 Practicum in Education: Community Counseling 3
COUN 889 Internship in Community Counseling 6
Total Hours: 45


Recommended Course Sequence for Full-time Community Counseling Students

YEAR 1 COUN 827*
COUN 831
COUN 840
COUN 829
COUN 835
COUN 838*or 832
COUN 848
AEP 803
COUN 832 or 838*
COUN 849
COUN 847
YEAR 3 AEP 879** COUN 889**

Recommended Course Sequence for Part-time Community Counseling Students

YEAR 1 COUN 827*
COUN 831
COUN 829
COUN 835
COUN 834
COUN 838*
COUN 832
AEP 803
COUN 849
COUN 847
YEAR 4 AEP 879** COUN 889**

*COUN 827,  838, & 847 are also scheduled each summer.

*Course offered during a fall or spring semester and summer.
**Practicum/internships are taken at the end of program. Practicum precedes internship.

Additional Courses for BSRB Licensure

  • AEP 875 Seminar in Education courses (Advanced Counseling Skills, Advanced Group Counseling, Advanced Ethics) are offered during a fall or spring semester and summer session. Each of these advanced courses requires prerequisites and permission from your advisor prior to enrollment.
  • AEP 873 A3 Problems in Education Courses: Critical Issues in Counseling (Topics vary from semester to semester).

For more information on planning your program of study, consult the Community Counseling Course Rotation. For descriptions of the courses, please see the University Catalog.