School of Allied Health Professions

Department of Counseling



The MHS-Counseling curriculum is a 60-credit hour program beginning in the fall semester and spanning five semesters for full-time students. Part-time study is available.  The curriculum has three major components that complement each other and are integrated throughout the course of study. The following is a brief description of each components and its content. (a) The component of Theory and Conceptualization broadens and deepens students’ understanding and appreciation of the professional knowledge base, philosophy, values, diversity, and systems of counseling for diverse populations. (b) The component of Research and Assessment teaches our students how to manage, interpret, and utilize data for purposes of individual assessment, diagnosis, evaluation of interventions, or applying research findings to improve professional practice.   (c) The component of Counseling and Advocacy provides students with both classroom and fieldwork opportunities to develop and practice a variety of skills to apply to a wide scope of challenges faced by diverse individuals, groups, and communities who are served by counselors. The practicum and internship experiences are semester-long experiences working with clients in an approved agency and receiving weekly individual supervision by a qualified site supervisor and weekly group supervision by a faculty member. The Practicum is a part-time placement in an agency for a minimum of 100 clock hours; Internship I and Internship II are part-time placements for a minimum of 300 clock hours each. 

Counseling Curriculum

Specialty: Clinical Mental Mealth