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Students have six years to complete their counseling degree. Typically, students in the Counseling Program attend full-time and finish in two years and two semesters. Below are the sequences of courses for the Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling tracks for full and part-time and may use these course sequences as a guide to create their degree plan and register for classes.  

Students have the opportunity to choose from many electives within the Counseling Program, but also within the Psychology, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family programs. Students should consult with their advisors to choose electives that will meet their clinical interest. See below for a list of all possible electives and focus areas.

The Advising Process

The summer before students enter the program, they are assigned a faculty advisor who is a core faculty of the counseling program. If possible, students should communicate with their advisors (i.e., Zoom, email, phone) over that summer to discuss what electives they want to take and develop their Program Degree Plan (see below). Please note that not all professors work over the summer. Students should meet with their advisors each year to check in and report if any changes occurred on their Program Degree Plan.

The Program Degree Plans are mostly complete, they have all the required courses laid out in the semesters they should be taken. If you are going full time, you will not need to change the semester/year sequence. Using the list below, fill in what electives you wish to take on the Program Degree plan, sign, scan, and send to your advisor. If you are going part-time, you will have to change what semester/year you will take some courses with the help of the courses sequence form below and your advisor. Students should meet with their advisor using Zoom, by phone, or communicate with them through email if they have any questions or concerns about their Program Degree Plan.   

The first year of courses are considered the foundational content and skills courses of the program. The second year of courses are more advanced clinical content and skills courses that build upon the first-year courses, see the Clinical or School Counseling Tracks below. Taking these courses out of order can impede the learning process and/or delay graduation, so consult with your advisor if any changes to your degree plan are needed.

Students admitted to the program must complete their Program Degree Plan during the fall semester of their first year at the latest. Students who do not complete this formal advisory process will not be permitted to register for courses in the spring.

Course Sequence 

Clinical Mental Health Track (Full time)

Clinical Mental Health Track (Part time)

School Counseling Track  (Full time)

School Counseling Track (Part time)

Addiction Counseling Track (Full time)

Addiction Counseling Track (Part time)

Combined CMHC and School Tracks

Combined CMHC and Addiction Tracks

Combined School and Addiction Tracks


Electives Schedule

Program Degree Plan

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track

School Counseling Track

Addiction Counseling Track

Combined CMHC and School Tracks

Combined CMHC and Addiction Tracks

Combined School and Addiction Tracks


Completed Program Degree Plan Example


Declaring or Changing a Concentration

Students wishing to declare a concentration upon entering the Counseling Program or who wish to change their concentration while in the Counseling Program must complete this online form for the Graduate School. 

Click here to complete the form.