College of Arts and Sciences


Master of Science in Clinical Counseling


Students are admitted to the Master of Clinical Counseling program by the MSCC Admissions Committee of the Psychology Department. To be considered for admission, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.  GRE scores are recommended. If the applicant is a recovering substance abuser, two years of continuous sobriety is strongly recommended. Students with a GPA slightly below 3.0 who are returning to college with relevant work experience in a health or human services agency may be considered.  The goal is to select applicants who can successfully complete graduate study and work successfully in the field of addictions counseling.


A. Drug and Alcohol Addictions Counseling Core Courses- (24 cr.)

  • Psy - P535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P641 Assessment (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P538 Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling (3 cr.)
  • Psy - I501 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P556 Group and Family Counseling (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P657 Special Topics:  Life-Span Development(3 cr.)
  • Psy - P667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P624 Principles of Psychopathology (3 cr.)

B. Practica – must complete 9 credit hours

  • Psy - P691 Practicum in Applied Psychology 
  • Psy - P694 Internship in Counseling Psychology

C. Electives – must complete 3 credit hours

  • Psy-  I521 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P631 Intervention and Evaluation (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P634 Advanced Survey of Community Psychology (3 cr.)
  • Psy - P898 Master's Degree Research (3 cr.)
  • Phil - P694 Biomedical Ethics (3 cr.)
  • SPEA -V562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)

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