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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 5000 Research Methods in Counseling 3
CNS 5020 Counseling and 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 5900 Consultation & Staff Development 1
CNS 5910 Research Seminar in Counseling (master's research paper) 3
CNS 5920 Intro to Addiction: Process/Substance 2
CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling 3
Elective In Consultation with Advisor 3
Total: 48 credits

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