Students may complete the requirements for two options of the M.S. Degree in Counseling. In such a case, both options may be pursued either simultaneously or sequentially but formal admission to each option is required. Some courses can count toward both options, but by University policy, 50% of the second option must be comprised of new units. Students should see advisors in both options to plan dual option requirements.
Nursing is a vocational degree that develops your personal skills and a strong sense of professionalism, which are qualities valued by many employers
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
High intensity therapist
Learning disability nurse
Mental health nurse
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Further education teacher
Health service manager
Higher education lecturer
Primary care graduate mental health worker
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
This option is designed to prepare family systems oriented counselors who are eligible to apply for licensure in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). It meets state requirements for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) as outlined in the Business and Professions Code, Section 4980.37. Students fulfill degree requirements by completing the required 4 units in the required core, plus option requirements of 56 units, and completing either a thesis/project or comprehensive examination (0-4 units).
Programme Structure Courses include: Multicultural Counseling (3) Assessment in Counseling (3) Lifespan Human Development for Counselors (3) Principles of Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling (3) Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence (3) Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling - Ethics in Counseling (3) Group Counseling (3) Introduction to Family Evaluation and Counseling (3) Advanced Family and Marriage Counseling (3) Family Counseling with Children (3) Family Counseling Laboratory (2) Diagnosis and Treatment in Clinical Counseling (3) Psychopharmacology for Clinical Counselors (3) Counseling and Human Sexuality (3) Site Practicum in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling (1-7) Addiction Counseling (3)
Academic Entry Requirement
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, students must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester units attempted, submit the Division and College application forms, take additional examinations required by the Division, and be interviewed by the Division screening committee. Successful candidates are admitted to cohort groups and must take a prescribed sequence of cohort classes. Applications are considered once a year for admission to the Fall Semester. Applications must be submitted to the Division of Special Education and Counseling. Cohorts are admitted to the Fall Semester of each year. Prospective candidates must check with the Division office for annual application deadlines. Late applications may be considered if space is available. Prior to admission to the program, graduate students are encouraged to obtain preliminary advisement and begin taking prerequisite and unrestricted courses, not to exceed 9 units. Upon acceptance, each student is assigned a faculty advisor and a cohort group.
English Entry Requirement
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