School Counseling

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Students in the School Counseling MA program must complete a minimum of 60 credits including the following. Candidates are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Following are the courses on the degree plan.

COUN 5350Introduction to Substance and Process Addictions 13
COUN 5433Multicultural Issues in Counseling 13
COUN 5447Lifespan Development for Professional Counseling 13
COUN 5457Career Development: Theory and Practice 13
COUN 5468Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 13
COUN 5454Introduction to Counseling Children and Adolescents 13
COUN 5501Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 13
COUN 5531Introduction to School Counseling 13
COUN 5553Counseling Relationships and Skills 23
COUN 6250Diagnosis and Treatment Across the Lifespan 13
COUN 6455Group Work: Theory and Practice 23
COUN 6467Assessment in Counseling 13
COUN 6531Advanced School Counseling3
COUN 6553Advanced Skills and Techniques in Counseling 23
COUN 6568Research Methodology 13
COUN 6950Counseling Practicum 23
COUN 6983School Counseling Internship I 2, 33
COUN 6984School Counseling Internship II 2,33
SPED 5403Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education 13
Select one elective course in consultation with advisor 43
COUN 6999SComprehensive Exam in School Counseling 50
Total Credits60

Grades of B- or better is required.


Grade of B or better is required.


Matriculated School Counselors who have 30 months of teaching experience as a certified teacher in Connecticut may take the following course instead of the two semesters of internship. COUN 6985 School Counseling Internship for Teachers with 30 months of experience 6 credits.


You may choose electives based on your interest and availability.


May be taken during the last semester of study or one semester prior. Note: Registration is required to sit for the exam. A grade of 70% or better is required for passing.

Concentration in Queer and Trans Mental Health

MFTH 5470Queer and Trans Mental Health3
MFTH 5480Transgender and Gender Expansive Affirming Care1.5
MFTH 5481Conversations with Queer and Trans Youth1.5
MFTH 5999GQueer and Trans Mental Health Capstone3
Total Credits9