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. The degree earned upon completion of the program is a Master of Arts in Education with a specialty in Counseling, also listed as an M.A.Ed. in Counseling.

Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Study 

 

Cohort Year  Term Courses Credits 

Year 1 

(Asynchronous) 

Fall COUNO 5110 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
COUNO 5130 Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling 
COUNO 5580 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Winter  COUNO 5070 Counseling Across the Lifespan  4
COUNO 5190 Addictions Counseling 
COUNO 5600 Family Systems 
Spring  COUNO 5000 Research for the Counseling Profession  4
COUNO 5080 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling  3
COUNO 5700 Crisis Counseling 3
Summer COUNO 5100 Fundamental Counseling Skills *  4
COUNO 5270 Test and Measurement

Year 2 

(Asynchronous) 

Fall  COUNO 5120 Career Counseling 4
COUNO 5850 Human Sexuality  4
COUNO 5610 Counseling Children and Adolescents  4
Winter COUNO 5400 Diagnosis and Assessment  4
COUNO 5800 Psychopharmacology  3
COUNO 5300 Counseling for Social Justice 3
Spring COUNO 5500 Counseling & Case Management and Treatment  3
COUNO 5590 Consultation and Supervision 3
Summer COUNO 5170 Group Counseling Theory and Practice *  4
COUNO 5510 Counseling Lab 4

Year 3 

(Synchronous)

Fall  COUNO 5640 Practicum  4
Winter  COUNO 5650 Internship I  4
Spring  COUNO 5660 Internship II  4
Summer  COUNO 56570 Internship III 4

Total Credits 

90 
Courses with an (*) have a Summer Residency requirement

 

Field Experience Requirements: 

  • Practicum: 100 hours/40 direct, 1 hour/week individual supervision, 1.5 hours/week group supervision 

  • Internship: 600 hours/240 direct, 1 hour/week individual supervision, 1.5 hours/week group supervision 

Exam: Must pass the CPCE for graduation and the NCE for WA State Licensure

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