Master's Counseling Programs

The Department Psychology, Counseling and Special Education offers three options in which one may focus for the master's degree in counseling.

Master of Science in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPC) & School Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling offers an emphasis in School Counseling for those students seeking certification as a professional school counselor and an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling for those students desiring licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Those pursuing the School Counseling emphasis can also be eligible for the LPC credential by successfully completing a couple of extra classes (Psy 503 and a marriage and family course). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 semester hour program. The School Counseling is a 51 semester hour program (also requires an application to the Professional Certification program to meet state requirements, see Educator Certification & Academic Services for application). Both programs include a common core as well as courses specific to each emphasis.

Master of Education in Counseling – Student Affairs

The Master of Education in Counseling is a 36 semester hour program for Student Affairs emphasis designed for those students who plan to work in college and university student affairs, but prefer a counseling foundation in their preparation. Graduates of the MEd program typically seek employment in student activities, career services, academic advising, Greek affairs, recruiting and admissions, residence life, and other departments and offices within the student affairs division of community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.