The Master of Arts in Counseling has six areas of specialization. Students may complete more than one specialization by taking additional courses and fulfilling the appropriate field experience requirements.

Counseling Classroom

Core Requirements

Required Core Courses  (Required for all M.A. Counseling specializations except School Psychology)

  • COUN 500:     Introduction to Counseling Research, 1 unit
  • COUN 222:     Personal and Professional Development of Counselors, 3 units
  • COUN 230:     Theories of Counseling, 3 units
  • COUN 233:     Law, Ethics, and Values, 3 units
  • COUN 234:     Human Sexuality, 1 unit
  • COUN 237:     Alcohol & Substance Abuse, 2 units
  • COUN 240:     Psychological Testing and Assessment, 3 units
  • COUN 248:     Human Development and Family Relationships, 3 units
  • COUN 520:     Communication Skills, 3 units
  • COUN 521:     Advanced Communication Skills, 3 units
  • COUN 522:     Issues in Intercultural Counseling and Social Justice, 3 units
  • COUN 523:     Group Theory and Practice, 3 units
  • EDUC 572:      Research Seminar I, 3 units
  • COUN 550:     Counseling Master’s Project, Thesis, or Exam 3 units

Total Core Units: 37

To see course required for each specialization, go to the link in the left menu: The six specializations. 

 

 

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