Master of Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Curriculum

The common core areas required by CACREP represent knowledge areas that are fundamental to the counseling profession. These eight core areas provide the basis for a curriculum that prepares students for work as counselors:

  • professional counseling orientation and ethical practice,
  • social and cultural diversity,
  • human growth and development,
  • career development,
  • counseling and helping relationships,
  • group counseling and group work,
  • assessment and testing, and
  • research and program evaluation.


(Part-time for Cohorts 94-96)

Summer Term

COUN 541 The Counseling Profession

COUN 575 Family Counseling

Fall Term

COUN 532 Social & Cultural Perspectives

COUN 550 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

Winter Term

COUN 551 Counseling Theory I

COUN 531 Developmental Perspectives in Counseling

Spring Term

COUN 552 Counseling Theory II

COUN 578 Crisis, Trauma, & Grief Counseling



Summer Term

COUN 567 Appraisal of Individual

COUN 562 Intro to Research Methods in Counseling

Fall Term

COUN 568 Life Style & Career Development

COUN 577 Applied Psychopathology & Psychodiagnosis

Winter Term

COUN 533 Addictive Behavior Counseling

COUN 571 Group Counseling Procedures

Spring Term

COUN 513 Counseling Pre-practicum

COUN 581 Cross-Cultural Counseling



Summer Term

COUN 514 Practicum in Counseling I

COUN 595 Group Counseling II

Fall Term

COUN 514 Practicum in Counseling II

COUN 598 Counselor Consultation 

Winter Term

COUN 515 Counseling Internship I (5 credits)

COUN 597 Intro to Counselor Supervision

Spring Term

COUN 515 Counseling Internship II (5 credits)

COUN 515 Counseling Internship V (4 credits)



Summer Term

COUN 515 Counseling Internship III (5 credits)

COUN 536 Applied Psychopharmacology

Fall Term

COUN 515 Counseling Internship IV (5 credits)


For more information, contact: 

Misty De Lei, counseling head advisor at [email protected] 

Or visit the program handbook.