Marriage and Family Counseling Program Outline

Friends and family of the incoming class of 2020 gather during orientation weekend at the McCarthey Athletic Center. 

First Year

(Full-time students will complete 37 credits, including summer term)

Fall Semester

Course ID  Course Title  Credits 
EDCE 560 
Critical Issues in Counseling  3 credits
EDCE 639  Counseling Theories
3 credits
EDCE 695 Counseling Pre-Practicum
3 credits
EDCE 698  Research and Statistics
4 credits
EDCE 583  Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling
2 credits

  15 credits total 

Spring Semester

Course ID   Course Title  Credits 
EDCE 588 
Human Growth and Development 3 credits
EDCE 616 
Psychopathology & Psychopharmacology 4 credits
EDCE 650  Group Process
2 credits
EDCE 696  Counseling Practicum
3 credits
EDCE 589 Marriage and Family Counseling
3 credits

  15 credits total 

Summer Semester

Course ID   Course Title Credits 
EDCE 565 
Assessment in Counseling
3 credits
EDCE 605 
Occupational Choice and Career Development in Counseling
2 credits
EDCE 603 
Human Sexuality
2 credits
    7 credits total

FIRST YEAR TOTAL: 38 credits total 

Second Year

(Full-time students will complete 23 credits, including Summer Term)

Fall Semester

Course ID   Course Title  Credits 
EDCE 697 A
Counseling Internship 5 credits 
EDCE 664 
Group Facilitation
2 credits
EDCE 592  
Advanced Family Systems
3 credits

  10 credits total

Spring Semester

Course ID   Course Title  Credits 
EDCE 697 B 
Counseling Internship
5 credits
EDCE 550
Multicultural Counseling
3 credits
EDCE 638 
Theories of Couples Counseling
2 credits

  10 credits total

Summer Semester

Course ID   Course Title  Credits 
EDCE 689 
Professional Seminar
3 credits 
EDCE 699 
Comprehensive Oral Examination
0 credit 

  3 credits total

SECOND YEAR TOTAL:  23 credits total


M.A. Program: 60 Credits Total