Master of Science in Clinical Counseling


Students are admitted to the Master of Clinical Counseling program by the MSCC Admissions Committee of the Psychology Department. To be considered for admission, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.  GRE scores are recommended. If the applicant is a recovering substance abuser, two years of continuous sobriety is strongly recommended. Students with a GPA slightly below 3.0 for a recent degree, or students with a slightly lower GPA who are returning to college with relevant work experience in a health or human services agency may be admitted on probation.   Students admitted on probation must earn at least a B- in each of their first two classes and must maintain a GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the program.   The goal is to select applicants who can successfully complete graduate study and work successfully in the field of addictions counseling.


A. Drug and Alcohol Addictions Counseling Core Courses- (12 cr.)

  • Psychology - P535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling (3 cr.)
  • Psychology - P510 Principles of Research in Psychology (3 cr.)
  • Psychology - P667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.)
  • Psychology - P624 Principles of Psychopathology (3 cr.)

B. Practica – must complete 9 credit hours

  • Psychology - P691 Practicum in Applied Psychology. Experience in psychology-oriented work settings. Students will work with mental health and social service providers whose primary mission is drug and alcohol addictions treatment.

C. Electives – must complete 15 credit hours

  • Psychology - P631 Intervention and Evaluation
  • Psychology - P634 Advanced Survey of Community Psychology
  • Psychology - P641 Assessment
  • Psychology - P898 Master's Degree Research
  • Philosophy -  P694 Biomedical Ethics
  • SPEA - H505 Health Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

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