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Master of Arts in Counseling
The counseling programs 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 knowledge and skills to function as a professional counselor in various settings. Three areas of specialization are offered in the counseling program with Master's degree programs in : School Counseling, Community Counseling, and Addictions Counseling. Each program meets State of Michigan license requirements for the licensed professional counselor. Additionally, the Department offers two non-degree programs in Counseling: the School Counselor Endorsement-Only (30 credit hours) and the Post-Graduate School Counselor Program and two non-degree, certificate programs in Addiction Studies.

This program offers training for those who are interested in working in the mental health field or in human services. These settings include mental health agencies, community mental health, career/employment agencies, hospitals, the ministry, and private practice. The content and sequence of these courses aim at providing the student with an in-depth knowledge of and experience in working with human problems in the counseling environment.

Admissions Requirements

An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or higher or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the second half of the undergraduate degree program or a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a previously completed graduate degree, a minimum of 15 hours in the behavioral sciences (eg., psychology, anthropology, sociology) including at least one course (3 credit hours) in statistics, an autobiographical statement explaining your interests in the counseling profession, a writing exam, three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to your potential in the counseling field and an interview with the faculty.

Degree Requirements

CNS 500 Research Methods in Counseling 3
CNS 502 Counseling and Human Development 3
CNS 512 Counseling Theories & Process 3
CNS 532 Multicultural Counseling 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 543 Group Counseling 3
CNS 560 Case Problems in Counseling 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
Elective In Consultation with Advisor 3
Total: 48 credits

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