M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

College of Education and Social Work
Common Core Requirements
Degree Candidacy Requirements
EDC 503Professional Orientation to Counseling 13
EDC 506Counseling Research Methods and Program Evaluation 13
EDC 567Group Dynamics 13
EDC 570Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship 13
EDC 571Counseling Theory and Techniques 13
Other Common Core Requirements
EDC 520Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling3
EDC 521Human Development Through Life Span3
EDC 556Career Development Theories and Practices3
EDC 572Fundamentals of Assessment, Diagnosis, and Mental Health Intervention3
Specialty Requirements
EDC 551Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
EDC 552Trauma and Crisis Intervention Work and the Professional Counselor3
EDC 553Introduction to Addictions Counseling3
EDC 557Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques3
EDC 560Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Counselors3
Field Experience Requirements
EDC 580Practicum in Mental Health Counseling3
EDC 605Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 23
Select 9 credits of electives from the courses below:
Disability & Rehabilitation Counseling
Grief Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
Counseling Military Professionals, Veterans, and Their Families
Current Issues in Mental Health
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Counseling & Human Sexuality
Counseling Supervision and Consultation
Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling
LGBT Considerations in Counseling
Total Minimum Credits Required60

Required for degree candidacy. These courses must be taken before the student's 10th course.


EDC 605 must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
EDC 503 Professional Orientation to Counseling 1 3
EDC 551 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
EDC 570 Fundamentals of the Helping Relationship 1 3
EDC 571 Counseling Theory and Techniques 1 3
EDC 521 Human Development Through Life Span 3
EDC 552 Trauma and Crisis Intervention Work and the Professional Counselor 3
EDC 560 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Counselors 3
EDC 567 Group Dynamics 1 3
Year Two
EDC 506 Counseling Research Methods and Program Evaluation 1 3
EDC 557 Advanced Counseling Skills and Techniques 3
EDC 580 Practicum in Mental Health Counseling 3
Elective 3
EDC 553 Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3
EDC 572 Fundamentals of Assessment, Diagnosis, and Mental Health Intervention 3
EDC 605 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 3
Elective 3
Year Three
EDC 520 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling 3
EDC 556 Career Development Theories and Practices 3
EDC 605 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits60

Degree Candidacy courses must be completed before student's 10th course.