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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

    Required Courses

    • 6306 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
    • 6307 Psychopathology
    • 6309 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • 6314 Research Methods
    • 6315 Marriage and Family Counseling
    • 6322 Psychological Assessment
    • 6323 Counseling Theories
    • 6324 Group Counseling
    • 6325 Counseling Methods and Techniques
    • 6326 Counseling with Minorities
    • 6328 Ethics and Law in the Counseling Profession
    • 6329 Professional Orientation to Counseling
    • 6344 Addictions Counseling
    • 6347 Developmental Psychology
    • 6351 Survey of Vocational Counseling
    • 6371 Practicum


    Students may com­plete up to nine credit hours of supervised practical experience in applying the techniques of psychological appraisal and counseling. Each three credit hours requires 150 clock hours in a supervised practicum setting. (Psy­chology 6371 may be repeated twice, but the total practicum credits may not exceed nine.)

    Prior to enrolling in practicum students must have completed 24 credits of graduate level psychology courses, 21 hours of which must include Psychology 6306, 6307, 6309, 6323, 6324, 6325, and 6329.

    Elective Courses

    Thesis Option: six credit hours of electives approved by the program director.

    Non-thesis option: twelve credit hours of electives, six of which must be in psychology, approved by the program director.

    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. Curtis.

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

    Both options require 60 credit hours.