MS in Mental Health Counseling Courses and Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution (in a related field to meet pre-requisites) and meet the following standards.

  1. Standardized Test Scores of 395 or above on the MAT and a score of 800 or above on the GRE,
  2. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited institution.

Graduate Assistantships

Application forms are available in 320 Hubbard Education in Fort Valley.

The Mental Health Counseling program requires a minimum of Fifty-One (51) semester hours. The content courses are:

  • FVSU 0500 Orientation to Graduate Studies – 0 hours
  • MLHC 5413 Community Mental Health Counseling – 3 hours
  • COUN 5463 Human Growth and Development – 3 hours
  • COUN 5433 Drugs and Behavior – 3 hours
  • COUN 5533 Fundamentals of Statistics & Measurement – 3 hours
  • COUN 5453 Psychopathology – 3 hours
  • COUN 562 Counseling Theories and Process – 3 hours
  • COUN 5543 Fundamentals of Research – 3 hours
  • COUN 5733 Psychological Evaluation, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning – 3 hours
  • COUN 5553 Social and Cultural Foundations – 3 hours
  • COUN 5633 Group Theory & Process – 3 hours
  • COUN 5653 Behavior Assessment/Modification – 3 hours
  • MLHC 5422 Seminar in Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice – 3 hours
  • COUN 5643 Family Counseling and Guidance – 3 hours
  • COUN 5443 Career Development – 3 hours
  • MLHC 5762 Case Management – 2 hours
  • MLHC 5770 Supervised Practicum – 3 hours
  • MLHC 5772 Internship I – 2 hours
  • MLHC 5782 Internship II – 2

Total: 51 credits