The master of science degree in counseling is a 61 credit hours program. Full-time students can complete their chosen specialty in a 2-year period if they begin courses during the summer of their initial year and complet between 6-9 credit hours each summer and 9-12 credit hours each spring and fall.
Required Courses (49 Credit Hours)
• CNSL 5060 Counseling Ethics and Professional Issues (3 credit hours)
• CNSL 5110 Group Procedures (3 credit hours)
• 5140 Counseling and Addictions(3 credit hours)
• 5170 Career Across the Lifespan(3 credit hours)
• 5175 Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
• 5180 Assessment in Counseling (3 credit hours)
• 5200 Couples and Family Theory and Application (3 credit hours)
• 5210 Group Experience (1 credit hours)
• 5310 Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3 credit hours)
• 5320 Practicum in Counseling - 100 clock hours, 40 direct client hours (3 credit hours)
• 5330 Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 credit hours)
• 5340 Play Therapy (3 credit hours)
• 5350 Multicultural Counseling (3 credit hours)
• 5630 Advanced Issues in Counselor Preparation (3 credit hours)
• 5640 Diagnosis, Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology (3 credit hours)
• 5650 Counseling Theories (3 credit hours)
• EDRE 5530 Introduction to Research (3 credit hours)
Specialization Area Courses (12 Credit Hours)
• CNSL 5120 School Counseling Strategies and Techniques (3 credit hours)
• CNSL 5125 School Counseling II (3 credit hours)
• CNSL 5580 Supervised Internship (600 clock hours, 240 direct clienthours) (6 credit hours)
Community Mental Health Counseling
• CNSL 5130 Mental Health Counseling (3 credit hours)
• CNSL 5150 Mental Health Counseling II (3 credit hours)
The UW counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is offered on campus in Laramie, or as an intensive weekend program for working professionals at UW Casper.
The UW Mental Health Counseling Program
Through small classes and clinical experiences, UW’s mental health program prepares you to serve in settings that include community agencies, integrated delivery systems, hospitals, addictions treatment centers and private practice.
The UW School Counseling Program
The school counseling program equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a school leader who works with students, teachers, administrators, parents and other community members to promote culturally relevant P-12 student growth. The school counseling program allows you to earn this degree with no previous P-12 experience.
In UW’s highly regarded counseling program, you will acquire the theoretical foundation and practical experience necessary to work with a wide-range of clients, from P-12 students to adults, families and couples.
As a counseling graduate student, you will become part of a cohort community with whom you’ll study, learn and grow. You will also work with an award-winning team of faculty, who will guide you toward developing your counseling identity as you progress through your practicum and supervised internship. By the time you graduate, you will be well-prepared to step into a counseling position in any organization.