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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. Course scheduling and faculty advising is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals, therefore, courses are offered during evening hours. The Addictions Counseling MA program is designed for individuals specifically working with addicted populations.

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 & 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 591 Research Seminar in Counseling (Master's Thesis) 3
ADS 509 Drugs & Behavior 3
ADS 511 Theories of Addiction 3
ADS 512 Recovery Processes 3
CNS 604 Internship in Counseling 3
Total: 48 credit hours

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