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MS in Education (Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling)

Pictured | Aaron Turner | Education | Lakewood, Ohio (hometown)


Master of Science in Education in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

The Master of Science in Education (MS) in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is designed to prepare professionals who will offer marriage, couples, and family counseling services in our community and the surrounding areas. The chief feature of the program is a comprehensive 60-credit hour curriculum that satisfies requirements for professional licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). This license exists in Indiana as well as many of the surrounding states. The program can be completed in a minimum of three years of full-time study, which includes summer classes.


Admission Procedures

For further information regarding admission procedures, please see the School of Education Graduate Degrees page.


Degree Requirements (60 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

First Year Courses (18 cr.)
  • EDUC-G 500 Orientation to Counseling
  • EDUC-G 515 Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
  • EDUC-G 517 Crisis and Trauma Counseling
  • EDUC-G 522 Counseling Theories
  • EDUC-G 523 Laboratory Counseling and Guidance
  • EDUC-G 575 Multicultural Counseling

Second Year Courses (18 cr.)
  • EDUC-G 524 Practicum in Counseling
  • EDUC-G 532 Introduction to Group Counseling
  • EDUC-G 563 Mental Health Counseling
  • EDUC-G 567 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • EDUC-G 592 Seminar in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
  • EDUC-P 514 Life Span Development: Birth to Death

Third Year Courses (18 cr.)
  • EDUC-G 504 Counseling Theory/Tech 2: Bahavioral and Family Systems
  • EDUC-G 505 Individual Appraisal: Principles and Procedures
  • EDUC-G 550 Internship in Counseling (taken twice; fall and spring semesters)
  • EDUC-G 568 Family Counseling
  • EDUC-G 590 Research in Counseling and Guidance

Final Summer (6 cr.)
  • EDUC-G 507 Lifestyle and Career Development
  • EDUC-G 570 Human Sexuality

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate Licensure (LMHCA)
  • Students wanting to add the LMHCA will enroll in EDUC-G 525 Advanced Counseling Practicum

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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