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Curriculum

This program of study requires coursework leading to promotion of mental/emotional well-being in the client, recognizing the professionally trained counselor is a major element in that process. Coursework and internship experiences are intended to cultivate a commitment to counseling excellence, to advance problem solving skills and critical thinking, and to develop effective intervention strategies. Values emphasized in dealing with clients and counseling professionals include genuineness, compassion, self-awareness, a commitment to integrity, and an authentic appreciation for diversity. Professional counselors trained in this program may use coursework to satisfy requirements for license as a School Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling - M.S./Ed.S.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum:


To earn this Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, a student must successfully complete the following: (1) core coursework, (2) written comprehensive exams, and (3) an oral interview. Core coursework required specifically for the specialist degree (excluding master’s degree or qualifying credit equivalent hours) must be taken within eight years of graduation. This 68-hour Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree includes a master’s in counseling or a related field with leveling work to meet the core requirements for counseling as defined by CACREP. Prerequisite: Admittance into the Professional Counseling Program.

III. Bible Requirement (2 Hours)


Notes:


Requests for degree may be submitted prior to a student’s final semester but must be submitted no later than the first week of the final term. the graduation fee must be paid before graduation.

Professional School Counseling - M.S.

To earn this degree, a student must successfully complete the following 48 semester hours of coursework:

Note(s):


Requests for degree may be submitted prior to a student’s final semester but must be submitted no later than the first week of the final semester. The graduation fee must be paid to the Business Office the last term before graduation.

Dr. Jenene Alexander, Director
Counseling Program
College of Education
Harding University
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149
gradcounseling@harding.edu

professionalcounseling@harding.edu

schoolcounseling@harding.edu