Counseling Graduate Program Suggested Course Schedule
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
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
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.