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Specialty Area Requirements

​ The Counseling master’s degree program includes between 60 to 88 quarter hours of coursework in both Social and Cultural Foundations and Counseling, which generally make up the first two years of the program, followed by a year of professional practice in the field (12 quarter hours.)

At the end of the program, students who opt to earn an MEd are required to complete a capstone project, and students who opt to earn an MA complete a master’s thesis.

Please note: As of July 1, 2023, the College Counseling and Student Affairs specialty area is no longer accepting applications for admission.