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Master of Science in Counseling

Combined Track Option

Students who pursue a Master of Science in Counseling under the Combined track will specialize in two of the three tracks offered by the program: Clinical Mental Health, School, and/or Addiction. This 75-hour combined specialization prepares graduates to competently practice in two areas of counseling. Graduates may refer to themselves as either of the two specializations in which they pursue and qualify LPC licensure and school certification if one of the tracks is School Counseling. Both of the track names the student chooses for the combined track will appear on their graduate transcripts.

Below are the academic plans for each combination of combined track options and a list of possible electives students may choose.

Combined Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Tracks

Required Courses

COUN 5001

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3

COUN 5005

Counseling Theories

3

COUN 5010

Methods of Counseling

3

COUN 5011

Advanced Techniques in Counseling

3

COUN 6063

Law and Ethics in Counseling

3

COUN 6067

Group Counseling

3

COUN 5022

Lifespan Development

3

COUN 5081

Research in Counseling

3

COUN 6052

Multicultural Counseling

3

COUN 5060

Career Counseling

3

COUN 5062

Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics

3

COUN 5021

Diagnostics in Counseling

3

COUN 5067

Principles of Administration of Mental Health Counseling Programs

3

COUN 5063

Principles of Administration of School Counseling Programs

3

COUN 5066

School Counseling

3

Students will complete their Practicum and one Internship in either the Clinical Mental Health or School track, and then complete Internships II and III in the other track. 

COUN 5065

Practicum

3

COUN 6070

Internship I

3

COUN 6070

Internship II

3

COUN 6070

Internship III

3

Students will choose three electives that represent the Clinical Mental Health Track

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Students will choose three electives that represent the School Counseling Track

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

TOTAL HOURS

75

 

Combined Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Tracks

Required Courses

COUN 5001

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3

COUN 5005

Counseling Theories

3

COUN 5010

Methods of Counseling

3

COUN 5011

Advanced Techniques in Counseling

3

COUN 6063

Law and Ethics in Counseling

3

COUN 6067

Group Counseling

3

COUN 5022

Lifespan Development

3

COUN 6052

Multicultural Counseling

3

COUN 5081

Research in Counseling

3

COUN 5060

Career Counseling

3

COUN 5062

Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics

3

COUN 5021

Diagnostics in Counseling

3

COUN 5067

Principles of Administration of Mental Health Counseling Programs

3

COUN 5025

Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5026

Advanced Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5055

Psychopharmacology in Counseling

3

Students will complete their Practicum and one Internship in either the Clinical Mental Health or Addiction track, and then complete Internships II and III in the other track. 

COUN 5065

Practicum

3

COUN 6070

Internship I

3

COUN 6070

Internship II

3

COUN 6070

Internship III

3

Students will choose four electives that represent the Clinical Mental Health Track

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Students will choose one elective that represent the Addiction Counseling Track

 

Elective

3

TOTAL HOURS

75

 

Combined School and Addiction Counseling Tracks

Required Courses

COUN 5001

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3

COUN 5005

Counseling Theories

3

COUN 5010

Methods of Counseling

3

COUN 5011

Advanced Techniques in Counseling

3

COUN 6063

Law and Ethics in Counseling

3

COUN 6067

Group Counseling

3

COUN 5022

Lifespan Development

3

COUN 6052

Multicultural Counseling

3

COUN 5081

Research in Counseling

3

COUN 5060

Career Counseling

3

COUN 5062

Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics

3

COUN 5021

Diagnostics in Counseling

3

COUN 5063

Principles of Administration of School Counseling Programs

3

COUN 5066

School Counseling

3

COUN 5025

Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5026

Advanced Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5055

Psychopharmacology in Counseling

3

Students will complete their Practicum and one Internship in either the School or Addiction track, and then complete Internships II and III in the other track. 

COUN 5065

Practicum

3

COUN 6070

Internship I

3

COUN 6070

Internship II

3

COUN 6070

Internship III

3

Students will choose four electives that represent the School Counseling Track

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Students will choose one elective that represent the Addiction Counseling Track

 

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

TOTAL HOURS

75

 

Elective Options

The Counseling Faculty at ULM value interdisciplinary collaboration with other professions and have allied with the Psychology, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy Programs to share course electives with our students. Counseling students may now take any of the following online electives below in Counseling, Psychology, Gerontology, and Marriage and Family Therapy and tailor their electives to meet their career goals. Review all the possible electives below.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Electives

COUN 5055

Psychopharmacology in Counseling

3

COUN 6040

Trauma Counseling

3

COUN 5025

Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5026

Advanced Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 6069

Crisis Intervention Counseling

3

COUN 6060

Introduction to Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

3

COUN 6068

Play Therapy

3

Psychology Electives Available to Counseling Students

PSYC 5001 

Cognition 

3

PSYC 5002 

Personality and Social Psychology 

3

PSYC 5003

Advanced Child Psychology

3

PSYC 5005 

Advanced Adolescent Psychology 

3

PSYC 5035

Advanced Forensic Psychology

3

PSYC 5052 

Behavior Modification 

3

PSYC 5061 

Neuropsychology 

3

Gerontology Electives Available to Counseling Students   

GERO 5010 

Biology of Aging 

3

GERO 5012 

Social Gerontology 

3

GERO 5015 

Minority Aging 

3

GERO 5020 

Minority Health and Aging 

3

GERO 5026 

Communication in Gerontology 

3

GERO 5032 

Loss, Grief and Bereavement 

3

GERO 5033 

Grief Assessment and Intervention 

3

GERO 5040 

Geriatric Care and Case Management 

3

GERO 5045 

Ethnic and Cultural Variations in Service Delivery 

3

GERO 5065 

Community-Based and Long-Term Care 

3

GERO 5066 

Caregiving 

3

GERO 5067 

Program and Public Policy 

3

GERO 5068 

Programs and Services in Gerontology 

3

GERO 5080

Topics in Gerontology

3

GERO 5085

Theories of Aging, Loss and Grief

3

GERO 5087

Long-Term Care Administration I

3

GERO 5088

Long-Term Care Administration II

3

Marriage and Family Therapy Electives Available to Counseling Students

MAFT 7014

Couple and Marital Therapy

3

MAFT 7024

The Ecology of Psychopathology

3

 

 

 

 


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