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Schaumburg Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Courses & Admissions Requirements

Degree and program information

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Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
    • 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
    • Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated program minimums may be considered for admission with significant evidence of academic and professional potential demonstrated by the career and/or professional accomplishments indicated in the statement of academic and professional goals, the career summary, and academic or professional letters of recommendation. Such Admission must be recommended by the Admissions Committee and department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."
  • Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Completed Application for Admission Form.
  • Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
  • Current résumé (or career summary).
  • Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.

Course List

Core Counseling Curriculum Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PC6000 - Counseling Theory
(3)*

(3)*

PC6005 - Maladaptive Behavior and Psychopathology
(3)*

(3)*

PC6025 - Human Growth and Development
(3)*

(3)*

PC6030 - Psychopathology and Assessment
(3)

(3)

PC6104 - Counseling Skills I
(3)*

(3)*

PC6105 - Counseling Skills II
(3)

(3)

PC6106 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
(3)

(3)

PC6300 - Professional and Ethical Issues
(3)*

(3)*

PC6440 - Child and Adolescent Counseling
(3)

(3)

PC6505 - Group Counseling
(3)*

(3)*

PC6511 - Social and Cultural Diversity
(3)*

(3)*

PC6521 - Research and Program Evaluation
(3)

(3)

PC6525 - Appraisal and Assessment
(3)

(3)

PC6600 - Career and Lifestyle Development
(3)

(3)

PC6700 - Couples and Family Counseling
(3)

(3)

PC6803 - Trauma Impact and Counseling
(3)

(3)

PC6810 - Professional Practices in Counseling
(3)

(3)

PC6900 - Substance Abuse Counseling
(3)

(3)

Core Counseling Curriculum Requirements — 54 Credit Hours

 


 

 

Practicum and Internship Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PC6410 - Counseling Practicum
(2)**

(2)**

PC6415 - Counseling Internship
(4)***

(4)***

Practicum and Internship Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 Notes


* Indicates courses required before practicum.
**Satisfactory completion of practicum is required before internship.
***Students enroll in PC6415 - Counseling Internship for two credit hours for two consecutive semesters.
 

Non-Transferable Courses

In each program at Argosy University, Schaumburg, the requirements to successfully complete certain courses may not be met by transfer of credit hours based on coursework from other institutions.

Transfer credit hour is not accepted for the following courses required by the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program: 

Non-Transferable Courses

  • PC6410 - Counseling Practicum 
  • PC6415 - Counseling Internship 

 


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