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Master of Arts Counseling
The counseling program at the University of Detroit Mercy combines practical, theoretical, traditional, and experiential learning in the education of professional counselors. This program offers students the opportunity to grow personally as well as professionally. The atmosphere at UDM fosters positive communication between faculty and students allowing each person the opportunity to develop as an active learner in a quest to develop a personal learning and counseling style.

The department offers programs to students looking to gain the necessary education and skills to function as a professional counselor in various settings. Three tracks are offered in this department: School Counseling, Community Counseling, and Addictions Counseling. Each program meets State of Michigan license requirements for the licensed professional counselor. In addition, an intensive weekend only program is available in Community Counseling.

This program offers training for certified teachers planning to work in a school setting as school counselors, guidance directors, student personnel directors, or teachers interested in school counseling principles. This 48 credit hour program will qualify students for the School Counselor Endorsement from the State of Michigan, Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to the programs include: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, a minimum of 15 hours in the behavioral sciences including undergraduate statistics, an autobiographical statement explaining your interests in a counseling profession, scores from the Miller Analogies Test, a departmental writing exam, an interview with the counseling faculty, and three letters of recommendation from persons able to speak to your potential for this field.

Degree Requirements

EDU 500 Methods of Educational Research 3
CNS 502 Counseling anf Human Development 3
CNS 512* Counseling Theories & Process 3
CNS 532 Counseling Special Populations 3
CNS 535* Guidance Principles & Practices 3
CNS 536 Counseling Services: Organization & Administration 3
CNS 538* Vocational Development & Career Assessment 3
CNS 539* Counseling Skills 3
CNS 540* Testing & Evaluation 3
CNS 541* School Counseling: Principles & Practices 3
CNS 543* Group Dynamics & Procedures in Counseling 3
CNS 545* School Counseling: Strategies & Interventions 3
CNS 585* Counseling Practicum 3
CNS 590 Consultation & Staff Development 3
CNS 591 Research Seminar in Counseling (master's research paper) 3
CNS 604* Internship in Counseling 3
EDU 513 Principles of Learning Development & Adjustment 3
EDU 516 Curriculum Construction for Elementary/Middle Teachers 3
EDU 517 Curriculum Construction for Secondary Teachers 3
EDU 631 School & Classroom Management 3
Total: 57 credits

*School Counselor Endorsement - 30 cr.

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