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The Dual-Degree program in Counseling combines both a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts in School Counseling, which are both CACREP accredited programs.  A combination of these degrees will prepare students to be eligible for licensure as clinical mental health counselors and certification/licensure as school counselors.


Core Courses

  • COU 601 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 
  • COU 610 Counseling Diverse Populations 
  • COU 620 Human Development 
  • COU 630 Career Counseling 
  • COU 640 Counseling Techniques 
  • COU 641 Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy 
  • COU 650 Theories and Practice of Group Counseling 
  • COU 660 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling 
  • COU 670 Diagnosis of Emotional/Mental Disorders 
  • COU 675 Substance Abuse and Addictions 
  • COU 680 Research Methods and Program Evaluation

School Counseling Specialization

  • COU 602 Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling 
  • COU 621 Counseling Children and Adolescents 
  • COU 622 Crisis Intervention in Schools 
  • COU 654 School Counseling Services 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

  • COU 600 Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • COU 642 Counseling Families and Couples 
  • COU 671 Treatment Planning in Counseling 
  • COU 674 Crisis Counseling and Crisis Intervention Practice Courses

Counseling Clinical Sequence

  • COU 690 Clinical Mental Health Practicum or COU 693 School Counseling Practicum 
  • COU 691 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship (Minimum 6 credit hours)
  • COU 692 School Counseling Internship (Minimum 6 credit hours)

Total Hours: 72