Counseling, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a current resume/vita and a personal statement. Applicants also should provide an explanation of their academic performance if their GPA is below 2.75

Applicants should have vocational goals compatible with the selected program and subspecialty. Program standards are competitive and not all applicants may be admitted. Preference is given to students desiring full-time study.

For more information, please visit soe.uncg.edu/academics/departments/ced/ced-ms-counseling/.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 60-63 credit hours

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

Required: 60 credit hours

Human Growth and Development (6 credits)
CED 612Developmental Counseling 3
CED 693Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling3
Social and Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
CED 605Counseling Diverse Populations 3
Professional Core (15 credits)
CED 610Helping Relationships 3
CED 620Counseling Theories and Practice 3
CED 650Group Counseling Theory and Practice 3
CED 669Career Development and Career Counseling 3
CED 678Professional Orientation 3
Assessment (6 credits)
CED 642Substance Abuse Counseling 3
CED 682Application of Measurement and Clinical Appraisal Techniques 3
Specialized and Evidence-Based Practice Courses (12 credits)
CED 644Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3
CED 687Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling 3
CED 688Contemporary Problems Seminar 13
CED 693Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling 23
Supervised Practica and Internships (15 credits) 3
CED 653Practicum in Counseling 4
CED 679Advanced Counseling Practicum 3
CED 680ACounseling Internship 6
CED 680BCounseling Internship 6
Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
CED 611The Counselor as Scientist-Practitioner 3
Total Credit Hours60
1

Or CED elective. As advised.

2

As advised.

3

Consists of 12 credits of counseling internship across two semesters, 3 credits of advanced counseling practicum, and 3 credits of field practicum and other practicum experiences across the curriculum as required in the Schedule of Courses.

4

Does not count towards the required credits. Corequisite course for CED 605, CED 610, CED 611, CED 612, CED 620, CED 650, CED 669, CED 642, CED 682, CED 687, CED 688, and CED 693.

Collateral Expertise

A student must demonstrate satisfactory performance in professional practice. This requirement is satisfied by successfully completing practicum and internship requirements.

Comprehensive Examination (Capstone Experience)

Please consult with departmental office for dates of this ­examination.

Couple and Family Counseling Concentration

Required: 63 credit hours

Human Growth and Development (6 credits)
CED 612Developmental Counseling 3
CED 693Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling3
Social and Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
CED 605Counseling Diverse Populations 3
Professional Core (15 credits)
CED 610Helping Relationships 3
CED 620Counseling Theories and Practice 3
CED 650Group Counseling Theory and Practice 3
CED 669Career Development and Career Counseling 3
CED 678Professional Orientation 3
Assessment (6 credits)
CED 642Substance Abuse Counseling 3
CED 682Application of Measurement and Clinical Appraisal Techniques 3
Specialized and Evidence-Based Practice Courses (15 credits)
CED 644Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3
CED 687Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling 3
CED 690Counselors Working with Families 3
CED 691Advanced Clinical Topics in Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy *6
Supervised Practica and Internships (15 credits)
CED 653Practicum in Counseling **
CED 679Advanced Counseling Practicum 3
CED 680ACounseling Internship 6
CED 680BCounseling Internship 6
Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
CED 611The Counselor as Scientist-Practitioner 3
Total Credit Hours63
*

Must be taken twice for 6 credits total. Students select two sections of CED 691 from the following topics:

  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Violence
  • Human Sexuality
**

Does not count towards the required credits. Corequisite course for CED 605, CED 610, CED 611, CED 612, CED 620, CED 650, CED 642, CED 669, CED 682, CED 687, CED 690, CED 691, and CED 693.

Collateral Expertise

A student must demonstrate satisfactory performance in professional practice. This requirement is satisfied by successfully completing practicum and internship requirements.

Comprehensive Examination (Capstone Experience)

Please consult with departmental office for dates of this ­examination.

School Counseling Concentration

Required: 60 credit hours

Human Growth and Development (6 credits)
CED 612Developmental Counseling 3
CED 693Evidence-Based Practice in Counseling3
Social and Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
CED 605Counseling Diverse Populations 3
Professional Core (15 credits)
CED 610Helping Relationships 3
CED 620Counseling Theories and Practice 3
CED 650Group Counseling Theory and Practice 3
CED 669Career Development and Career Counseling 3
CED 678Professional Orientation 3
Assessment (6 credits)
CED 642Substance Abuse Counseling 3
CED 682Application of Measurement and Clinical Appraisal Techniques 3
Specialized and Evidence-Based Practice Courses (9 credits)
CED 648Foundations of School Counseling 3
CED 688Contemporary Problems Seminar 13
CED 698Implementing and Evaluating School Counseling Programs 3
Supervised Practica and Internships (18 credits) 2
CED 653Practicum in Counseling 3
CED 677School Certification 3
CED 679Advanced Counseling Practicum 3
CED 680ACounseling Internship 6
CED 680BCounseling Internship 6
Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
CED 611The Counselor as Scientist-Practitioner 3
Total Credit Hours60
1

When the seminar topic is Counseling Children and Adolescents as indicated by the course section title in the course schedule.

2

Consists of 12 credits of school counseling internship across two semesters, 3 credits of counseling field practicum (CED 677), 3 credits of advanced counseling practicum and other practicum experiences across the curriculum as required in the Schedule of Courses.

3

Does not count towards the required credits. Corequisite course for CED 605, CED 610, CED 611, CED 612, CED 620, CED 650, CED 642, CED 648, CED 669, CED 682, CED 688, and CED 693.

Collateral Expertise

A student must demonstrate satisfactory performance in professional practice. This requirement is satisfied by successfully completing practicum and internship requirements.

Comprehensive Examination (Capstone Experience)

Please consult with departmental office for dates of this ­examination.