The MS in Mental Health Counseling is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for admission to the counselor examination. It also satisfies the academic requirements of the State Board of Professional Counselor Examiners for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).
The educational requirements include 60 graduate semester hours in a planned program of study leading to a degree in counseling, 45 of which must be distributed in at least eight of the following nine areas*. Below are the nine core areas and examples of how courses in the MS program could be distributed across these areas.
Note: This is only an example. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor.
* To meet the 45-credit requirement, students will take the 39 credits of required courses above, as well as 6 credits of elective courses in any of the nine core areas. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor.