Human Development Counseling (M.A.)

Department of Human Development Counseling

Earn a master's degree in Human Development Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.

Students pursuing careers in marriage, couple, and family counseling should begin to explore relevant populations and settings when enrolled in HDC 501. Course assignments thereafter should be designed to develop knowledge and skills specific to the emphasis chosen.

In order to develop and demonstrate skills unique to their selected concentration, marriage, couple and family counseling students must take four specialization courses that emphasize working systemically within relational contexts. Clinical experience placements for marriage, couple, and family counseling students will take place in approved community agencies.

Students enrolled in the marriage, couple, and family counseling concentration must complete a minimum of 120 hours of direct service in marriage, couple, or family counseling during their practicum and internship (combined). Consultation with the marriage, couple, and family counseling concentration coordinator is required to ensure curricular and clinical experience requirements are met.

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Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
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