2015-2016 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Counseling, M.S.
Program Director: Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D.; email@example.com; 301-696-3892
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 2016. 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. 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.
Admission to the M.S. in Counseling program requires a minimum undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0. An applicant may submit GRE scores if the undergraduate G.P.A. is below 3.0 for possible consideration. Undergraduate coursework in psychology is strongly recommended. Applicants should submit the following:
All application materials should be submitted by July 15 for fall admission and November 15 for spring admission. Applications will continue to be reviewed after the deadline on a space-available basis.
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.
In addition to the MS degree in Counseling, students may obtain a Certificate in Gerontology if they choose the following as their four elective courses:
Students must indicate intent to complete the Certificate in Gerontology by emailing the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.
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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