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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 Addiction 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 5000 Research Methods in Counseling 3
CNS 5020 Counseling & Human Development 3
CNS 5120 Counseling Theories & Process 3
CNS 5320 Multicultural Counseling 3
CNS 5350 Guidance Principles & Practices 3
CNS 5360 Counseling Services: Organization & Administration 3
CNS 5380 Vocational Development & Career Assessment 3
CNS 5390 Counseling Skills 3
CNS 5400 Testing & Evaluation 3
CNS 5430 Group Counseling 3
CNS 5600 Case Problems in Counseling 3
CNS 5850 Counseling Practicum 3
CNS 5910 Research Seminar in Counseling (Master's Thesis) 3
ADS 5090 Drugs & Behavior 3
ADS 5110 Theories of Addiction 3
ADS 5120 Recovery Processes 3
ADS 5900 Consultation 1
ADS 5920 Introduction to Addiction Counseling 2
CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling 3
Total: 54 credit hours

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