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Counseling Graduate Program Suggested Course Schedule

Degree Plan

  • Students may take up to 12 credit hours during the long semesters and six credit hours per summer session.

    Course to be Completed in the First Long Semester

    (Only for students with less than 18 hours of psychology coursework prior to admission)

    6302: Core Concepts in Psychological Science

    Courses to be Completed Prior to Practicum

    6307: Psychopathology 
    6323: Counseling Theories
    6325: Counseling Methods and Techniques
    6329: Professional Orientation to Counseling

    Other Required Courses

    6309: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    6314: Research Methods
    6315: Marriage and Family Counseling or 6326: Counseling with Minorities
    6322: Psychological Assessment
    6347: Developmental Psychology (Online Format) or EDG 6303: Lifespan Development (Online Format)
    6351: Survey of Vocational Counseling or EDG 6324: Career and Occupational Counseling (Online Format)

    Practicum (Ordinarily Completed in the Second Year)

    PSY 6371 twice

    Students must complete 18 credits before enrolling in practicum. These 18 credits must include PSY 6307, PSY 6323, PSY 6325, and PSY 6329

    Elective Courses

    Students may select any graduate psychology course as an elective. 

    Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

    The thesis option requires six credit hours of thesis courses (either PSY 6399 twice or PSY 6699). Students must be registered for thesis while working on it. It ordinarily takes at least two long semesters to complete the thesis. For additional information, see Dr. Hanby.

    In the non-thesis option, students complete courses other than thesis to satisfy degree requirements.

    Both options require 48 credit hours.