Degree Requirements

A degree from Seattle University’s online Clinical Mental Health Counseling program helps prepare students to meet the academic requirements to apply for licensure as a mental health counselor in most states. Students who intend to work in Washington state are eligible to apply for licensure as a mental health counselor associate and/or a substance use disorder professional in Washington. 

Master of Arts in Education

I. Core Counseling Requirements (65 credits)

  • COUNO 5000:  Research for the Counseling Profession, 3
  • COUNO 5070: Counseling Across the Lifespan, 4
  • COUNO 5080: Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling, 4
  • COUNO 5100: Fundamental Counseling Skills, 4
  • COUNO 5110: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 3
  • COUNO 5120: Career Counseling, 3
  • COUNO 5130: Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling, 4
  • COUNO 5170: Group Counseling Theory and Practice, 4
  • COUNO 5190: Addictions Counseling, 4
  • COUNO 5270: Counseling Tests and Measurements, 3
  • COUNO 5300:  Counseling for Social Justice, 3
  • COUNO 5400: Diagnosis and Assessment, 4
  • COUNO 5500: Counseling and Case Management, 4
  • COUNO 5510: Counseling Lab, 4
  • COUNO 5600: Family Systems, 4
  • COUNO 5610: Counseling with Children and Adolescents, 4
  • COUNO 5700: Crisis Counseling, 3
  • COUNO 5800: Psychopharmacology, 3

II. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Requirements (25 credits)

  • COUNO 5580: Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 3
  • COUNO 5590: Consultation and Supervision, 3
  • COUNO 5640: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum, 4
  • COUNO 5650: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I, 4
  • COUNO 5660: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II, 4
  • COUNO 5670: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship III, 4
  • COUNO 5850: Human Sexuality, 3

Minimum credits required for degree: 90