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 Graduate College

Counseling (MA)

School of Applied Human Sciences

www.uni.edu/csbs/sahs/counseling/clinical-mental-health-counseling
www.uni.edu/csbs/sahs/counseling/school-counseling

301 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0411

Head: Dr. Howard Barnes
Phone: (319) 273-2814
E-mail: howard.barnes@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Roberto Swazo
Phone: (319) 273-2675
E-mail: roberto.swazo@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

The Counseling major is offered with two emphasis areas; Clinical Mental health Counseling and School Counseling. Program requirements and detailed information on the major, including admission policies and procedures, should be obtained from the School of Applied Human Sciences. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission (also www.uni.edu/csbs/sahs/counseling).

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed.  No exceptions will be made. 

This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. The Clinical Mental Health emphasis requires a minimum of 60 semester hours for the non-thesis option; the School Counseling emphasis requires a minimum of 51 semester hours for the non-thesis option. The thesis option requires an additional 6 hours of COUN 6299 (290:299) for either emphasis. A minimum of 20 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.

All students completing this program must pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE).  Pass scores on the CPCE national examination are based each semester on test results for the national normative data. This examination is based on the 8 CACREP core curriculum areas for counselor preparation. Students are also required to write an essay and pass this component as well.  Non-thesis students must successfully complete the final paper and fulfill program-specific exit requirements. The thesis option requires a completed thesis and successful oral defense of the research, in addition to passing the CPCE and meeting program-specific exit requirements.

Required core courses

Counseling:

COUN 4103/5103 (290:103g)

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3

COUN 4105/5105 (290:105g)

Counseling Skills

3

COUN 6220 (290:220)

Group Counseling Skills and Processes

3

COUN 6225 (290:225)

Facilitating Career Development

3

COUN 6226 (290:226)

Ethics, Supervision, Crisis and Consultation

3

COUN 6227 (290:227)

Counseling Theory

3

COUN 6228 (290:228)

Assessment Techniques in Counseling

3

COUN 6250 (290:250)

Family Counseling

3

COUN 6254 (290:254)

Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

COUN 6256 (290:256)

Multicultural Counseling

3

COUN 6262 (290:262)

Intervention and Prevention in Lifespan Development

3

Measurement and Research:

MEASRES 6205 (250:205)

Educational Research

3

Total core hours

36

One of the following emphases:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis (24 hours):

Required emphasis hours:

Counseling:

COUN 6205 (290:205)

Counseling Processes with Individuals and Systems

3

COUN 6241 (290:241)

Treatment Procedures in Mental Health Counseling

3

COUN 6290 (290:290)

Practicum in Counseling

3

COUN 6291 (290:291)

Internship

6

Psychology:

PSYCH 3403/5403 (400:142g)

Abnormal Psychology

3

Electives:

6

Total hours for Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling non-thesis option (CACREP required 60 credits)

60

Additional requirement for thesis option:

COUN 6299 (290:299)

Research

6

Total hours for Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling thesis option

66

School Counseling Emphasis (15 hours):

Required emphasis courses:

COUN 6210 (290:210)

Developing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs

3

COUN 6290 (290:290)

Practicum in Counseling

3

COUN 6291 (290:291)

Internship

3

Educational Psychology:

EDPSYCH 6214 (200:214)

Foundations of Instructional Psychology

3

Electives:

3

Total hours for Counseling: School Counseling Emphasis non-thesis option (CACREP required 48 credits)

51

Additional requirement for thesis option:

COUN 6299 (290:299)

Research

6

Total hours for Counseling: School Counseling Emphasis thesis option

57