University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Academic Specialization Program

Dr. Raylene Statz, Program Coordinator

Mission

The Academic Specialization Program is designed for students who need an advanced degree to pursue further academic study or for professional development.

Goal

Goal: The goal of the Academic Specialization Program is to give students who do not desire to become licensed an opportunity to pursue graduate study for the purpose of furthering their knowledge and skills needed for professional development and career advancement.

This is not a clinical degree and does not lead to state licensure or certification.

Course Requirements

View degree plan.

Electives (18 hours)

Students in this degree track may select Outside Electives (up to 9 credits may be gained from other graduate disciplines such as business or education with the approval of the student's advisor and/or Graduate Program Director).

Recommended Coursework

CNSL 6302Career Development and Information Sources

3

CNSL 6305Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology

3

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

CNSL 6312Group Processes

3

CNSL 6316Applied Counseling Techniques in Individual & Family Counseling

3

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

CNSL 6353Consultation, Prevention, & Supervision

3

36 hours from the following courses

Required Courses (18 hours)
CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

CNSL 6315Advanced Psychopathology

3

CNSL 6320Theories of Counseling

3

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

CNSL 6326Psychological Assessment

3

Comprehensive Examination (0 hours)

CNSL 6090Comprehensive Examination

0

The Comprehensive Exam will cover all courses taken by the student.  The Academic Specialization Comprehensive Examination consists of 180 multiple-choice questions that have been developed and submitted by faculty members within the Graduate Counseling Program and faculty members other UMHB disciplines (to cover coursework taken by the student as part of his/her degree).  The policies and procedures for the administration and scoring of the comprehensive examination for each specialization are available through the Director of the Graduate Counseling Program.