2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Counseling, M.S.
Program Director: Andrew Campbell, Ph.D.; email@example.com; 301-696-3764
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling will provide students with the knowledge and skill set needed to work as Clinical Mental Health Counselors or pre-K through 12th grade School Counselors. The program is designed to meet Maryland professional counselor licensure requirements; Maryland State Department of Education certification of the school counseling specialty is projected for 2017. In addition, the program conforms to the standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), and CACREP accreditation will be sought when the program becomes eligible to apply, in 2018. Graduates of the program will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills and practices necessary to address a wide variety of counseling activities in various settings. Graduates will be instructed in the following domains: foundations; counseling, prevention, and intervention; diversity and advocacy; assessment; research and evaluation; diagnosis; academic development; collaboration and consultation; and leadership.
To be considered for admission to the M.S. in Counseling program, applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Undergraduate coursework in psychology is strongly recommended. Depending on the applicant pool, GPAs under 3.0 may be considered if associated materials are strong. Applicants are encouraged to complete the GRE and/or additional counseling-related coursework to strengthen their applications. Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview, with online or video interviews used for applicants who live more than two hours from campus.
Individuals applying to the master's in counseling program are required to submit:
The online application
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
All application materials should be submitted by June 15 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission. All materials and interview experiences will be considered by the department's admissions committee in order to render a decision.
1.0 - 3.0
In addition to the MS degree in Counseling, students may obtain a Certificate in Thanatology if they choose the following as their four elective courses:
Students must indicate intent to complete the Certificate in Thanatology by emailing the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total Credit Hours: 60.0
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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