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Curriculum: M.A., Ed.S., Professional Counseling (Online)

Completion of this Counseling degree requires students to complete sixteen 3-credit courses for a total of 48-credits. Students join a cohort or learning team of students who progress through the program together. This learning team approach is a key component to student success with the online delivery of courses. This program does not accept transfer students or transfer credits.

Coursework: M.A. in Professional Counseling

CPSY 6002 Counseling Theory 3
CPSY 6003 Counseling Skills 3
CPSY 6102 Psychology of Human Development 3
CPSY 6301 Career Development and Counseling 3
CPSY 6103 Abnormal Psychology 3
CPSY 8100 Multicultural Counseling and Psychology 3
CPSY 6306 Counseling and Community Agencies 3
CPSY 6302 Orientation to Professional Counseling 3
CPSY 7005 Stat Theory and Computer Applications I 3
CPSY 6316 Group Counseling (prerequisites: CPSY 6002and CPSY 6003) 3
CPSY 6005 Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling 3
CPSY 7001 Counselor Ethics in Practice 3
CPSY 7101 Research Methods 3
CPSY 7310 Practicum in Counseling (prerequisites: CPSY 6316 and program approval) 3
CPSY 7380 Internship in Counseling I 3
CPSY 7381 Internship in Counseling II 3

Total 48

Students complete a comprehensive final exam or capstone project to complete the degree requirements and usually during their final semester.

Coursework: Ed.S. Professional Counseling

Students can begin to register for these in Semester V of the M.A. Program

CPSY 6310 Etiology and Treatment of Addictions 3
CPSY 8520 Seminar in Psychopathology (prerequisite 6103) 3
CPSY 6601 Couple & Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives 3
CPSY 7383 Internship in Counseling III 3

Total 12


This initial face-to-face experience is essential for your continued educational success online. We ask you to attend for only 4 days at the start of the program and then again the following year. Your expenses are included in the cost of your tuition except for your transportation to and from the residency. This is a small commitment for a large benefit.