2014–2015 Graduate Catalog

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Mental Health Counseling

Master of Mental Health Counseling

Graduate Program in Mental Health Counseling 





  • All students are required to complete 60 credits and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to be awarded the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree. Those credits include core courses to be completed by all students, as well as electives to fulfill requirements of one of the program’s specialty certification programs. The core courses will include practicum experiences and research activities. Initial contacts with one’s academic advisor will focus on developing an academic plan.
  • All students will complete an action research project prior to their graduation. The advocacy and research project is required of all students and will be completed in conjunction with their internship experiences. This research project will address an issue, need, or problem relevant to the internship setting. The student will develop a research proposal, as well as methodology for the identification, collection, and analysis of specific data elements. A final research report will be submitted to the program director and internship site supervisor responsible for supervising the student, as well as be disseminated through an annual graduate research symposium sponsored by the Viterbo University psychology department, which will be opened to the professional public.  

  • COUN 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 570, 580, 590, 630, 640, 650, 660, 675, 680, 690, six credits of 695, one of the below specialty areas (six credits)
    • Complementary Wellness and Spiritual Health, COUN 581, 582
    • Child and Adolescent Counseling, COUN 571, 572
    • Addiction Counseling, COUN 591, 592  


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