Master of Science in Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling degree is designed with the needs for flexibility, convenience and educational quality that working professionals like you demand, the online Master’s of Counseling concentrates on the practical needs and challenges faced by today’s school and community counselors. Practicum Experience and Internship are both required. This program requires three 4-day on-campus courses, COUN 827, COUN 838, and COUN 847.  Please contact the department for more details.  

Program Requirements Overview

School Counseling Required Courses:  
AEP 803  Educational Research 3 hours
COUN 827  Counseling Skills Development   3 hours
COUN 829  Lifespan Human Development 3 hours
COUN 831  Foundations of Counseling 3 hours
COUN 832  Lifestyle and Career Development 3 hours
COUN 834  Appraisal in Counseling 3 hours
COUN 835  Theories in Counseling 3 hours
COUN 836  Management of Counseling Programs 3 hours
COUN 838  Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures 3 hours
COUN 840  Social and Cultural Foundations 3 hours
COUN 844  Professional Counseling in Elementary Schools 3 hours
COUN 847  Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling 3 hours
AEP 879  Practicum in Education: Secondary or Elementary School Counseling 3 hours
COUN 889  Internship in secondary or Elementary School Counseling 6 hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE 45 hours

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



Program Overview

Contact Information

Dr. Carla Hattan
Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 219
600 Park Street
Hays, KS  67601-4099
Phone:  785.628.4339
Email: chattan@fhsu.edu 
Web: Advanced Education Programs