Online MHC Plan of Study

Typical Plan of Study for the mental health counseling online program.     

First summer semester

COUNSL 614 Counseling Theory and Practice I (in person at UMass Dartmouth)

COUNSL 616 Group Counseling (in person at UMass Dartmouth)

COUNSL 606 Ethical Standards and Professional Issues in Counseling (*completed online)

(Please note: Remaining courses are completed on-line)

First fall semester

COUNSL 601Research and Evaluation in Psychology

COUNSL 608 Abnormal Psychology

COUNSL 653 Diversity in Counseling (new name for Cross-Cultural Counseling course)

First spring

COUNSL 615 Counseling Theory and Practice II

COUNSL Approved Elective

COUNSL 672 Substance Abuse and the Family OR COU 670 Substance Abuse and Modern Society

COUNSL 688 Practicum

Second summer semester

COUNSL Approved Elective

COUNSL 613 Vocational Development & Career Information

COUNSL 620 Clinical Application of Human Development

Second fall semester

COUNSL 605 Vocational, Educational & Psych. Assessment

COUNSL 674 Psychopharmacology

COUNSL 698 Internship

Second spring semester

COUNSL Approved Elective

COUNSL698 Internship

Suggested electives:

1.) COUNSL 617 Child & Adolescent Counseling

2.) COUNSL 622 Family Therapy Theories


Required field experience : COUNSL 688 (100 hrs.) and two semester of COUNSL 698 (300 hrs per semester, 6 credits per semester, 600 hours and 12 credits total).

Required capstone : The capstone for Mental Health Counseling is a clinical case analysis that includes a taped and transcripted counseling session and a detailed analysis of the contextual, developmental, ethical, psychosocial, treatment, and counter-transference issues as they apply to the case.

Minimum grade requirement :The department's minimum grade requirement is B-. If a student receives a lower grade in a course, he or she will need to take that course again.