Clinical Mental Health Program Outline

First Year

(Students will complete 40 credits total in their first year, including summer term)

Fall Semester

Course ID  Course Title  Credits  
EDCE 560 
Critical Issues and Ethics in Counseling 3 credits
EDCE 570 Special Issues in Counseling 1 credit
 EDCE 586 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2 credits
EDCE 639  Counseling Theories
3 credits
EDCE 695 Counseling Pre-Practicum
4 credits
EDCE 698  Research and Statistics
4 credits

  17 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 687 Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I  1 credit
EDCE 696  Counseling Practicum
4 credits
EDCE 589 Marriage and Family Counseling
3 credits
OR
EDCE 587 

Child-Adolescent Counseling

3 credits

  17 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 697 Internship Elective 1 credit
    6 credits total

FIRST YEAR TOTAL: 40 credits total 

Second Year

(Students will complete 22 credits total in their second year and complete their internship.)

Fall Semester

Course ID  Course Title  Credits  
EDCE 697 A
Counseling Internship 5 credits 
EDCE 664 
Group Facilitation
2 credits
EDCE 581  
Chemical Dependency in Counseling
2 credits
EDCE 688 Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar II 
1 credit

  10 credits total

Spring Semester

Course ID  Course Title  Credits  
EDCE 697 B 
Counseling Internship
5 credits
EDCE 550
Multicultural Counseling
3 credits
EDCE 689 Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar III 
1 credit
EDCE 699 Comprehensive Oral Examination 0 credits

  9 credits total
  Elective to be taken at any time* 1 credit
  SECOND YEAR TOTAL:  20 credits total

*The elective is able to be taken in courses offered in Marriage and Family or School Counseling program, a summer practicum/internship course, optional electives offered through the department, or a direct study in the area pertinent to student needs.

M.A. Program: 60 Credits Total 


Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I
Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I
Advanced Theories and Professional Seminar I