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Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program: BA in Psychology and MA in School or Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration.

Highly qualified undergraduate psychology majors are eligible to apply in their junior year for the accelerated BA-MA program in either School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration. This program enables students to take graduate courses during their senior year that count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees.

Applicants for this accelerated program must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must meet the same admission requirements as all other applicants. Students must apply by February 10 of their junior year. Those admitted must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the bachelor’s part of the program. In addition, performance in graduate-level courses is subject to all academic policies and requirements of the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, & Counseling.

Students accepted into the accelerated program who would like to complete the BA/MA in 5 or 5 ½ years* will take the following 15 credits of graduate courses during their senior year, in addition to the necessary undergraduate courses:

School Counseling

COUN 500: Introduction to Counseling and Helping Professions
CNPY 502: Theories of Counseling
COUN 550: Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN 503: Group Counseling
EDSO 501: Foundations of School Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

COUN 500: Introduction to Counseling and Helping Professions
CNPY 502: Theories of Counseling
COUN 550: Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN 503 Group Counseling
CNPY 514 Psychopathology

* Undergraduate students who would like to take fewer than 15 graduate credits during their senior year are also eligible to apply.

Following successful completion of the undergraduate program, students will automatically be matriculated into the Counseling MA-degree program, with the following remaining coursework (possible sequence below):

School Counseling

  • Summer Semester 1
    • Session 1 & 2: CNPY 514 Psychopathology
    • Session 1: COUN 530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
    • Session 2: EDPS 503 Human Growth and Development
    • Session 2: COUN 505 Vocational/Career Development
  • Fall Semester 1
    • EDPS 520: Measurement, Tests and Assessments in Counseling
    • CNPY 518: Counseling Children, Adolescents and Families
    • EDSO 510: Sociological/Cultural Foundations of Education
    • COUN 580/581: School Counseling Practicum
  • Spring Semester 1
    • EDUC 500: Introduction to Research
    • COUN 590: Internship in Counseling I
    • COUN 591: Internship in Counseling II*
  • Summer Semester 2
    • Session 1: COUN 593: Internship III

*If students are unable to complete their Internship II hours in the Spring, they will be required to take Internship III in the Summer.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

  • Summer Semester 1
    • Session 1: COUN 530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy
    • Session 2: EDPS 503 Human Growth and Development
    • Session 2: COUN 505 Vocational/Career Development
  • Fall Semester 1
    • COUN 508: Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • COUN 515: Substance Abuse Counseling
    • COUN 520: Multicultural Counseling and Relationship Development
    • EDUC 500:  Introduction to Research
  • Spring Semester 1
    • EDPS 520: Measurement, Tests and Assessments in Counseling
    • COUN 585: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum
    • CNPY 516: Advanced Psychopathology
  • Summer Semester 2
    • Session 1: COUN 590: Internship I
    • Session 2: COUN 516: Strategies in Addiction Counseling
  • Fall Semester 2
    • COUN 591: Internship in Counseling II
    • COUN 660: Counseling Supervision
  • Plus One Elective
    • CNPY 518: Counseling Children, Adolescents and Families (Fall, Spring)
    • EDUC 530: Student Affairs and Experiences in Higher Education (Spring)
    • EDPS 521: Statistics and Quantitative Analysis (Spring)
    • COUN 535: Holistic Wellness Counseling (Summer)
    • EDSO 501: Foundations of Counseling in Educational Settings (Fall, Spring)

School Counseling + SAC certificate

  • Summer Semester 1
    • Session 1 & 2: CNPY 514 Psychopathology
    • Session 1: COUN 530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy
    • Session 2: EDPS 503 Human Growth and Development
    • Session 2: COUN 505 Vocational/Career Development
  • Fall Semester 1
    • EDSO 510: Sociological and Cultural Foundations of Education
    • COUN 515: Substance Abuse Counseling  
    • CNPY 518: Counseling Children, Adolescents and Families
  • Spring Semester 1
    • CNSC 580/581: SAC Practicum
    • EDPS 520: Measurement, Tests and Assessments in Counseling
    • COUN 516: Strategies in Addiction Counseling
  • Fall Semester 2
    • EDUC 500: Introduction to Research
    • COUN 590: Internship in Counseling I
    • COUN 591: Internship in Counseling II*
  • Summer Semester 3
    • Session 1: COUN 593 Internship III

*If students are unable to complete their Internship II hours in the Spring, they will be required to take Internship III in the Summer.