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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling program requires a total of 60 credits. The program consists of 12 required courses (36 credits); 3-6 forensic mental health electives (9-18- credits); 2 permitted cognate courses (0-6 credits) for particularized student interests, and a 600-hour (6 credits) supervised fieldwork internship.

Students interested in pursuing doctoral-level degrees have opportunities to engage in research with full-time faculty and write a thesis. Students can also take related courses leading to a certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

Beginning students will complete courses in Introduction to Forensic Mental Health Counseling; Mental Health Professionals, Social Science and the Law; Psychopathology; Intermediate Statistics; and Research Methods, before the completion of their first 30 credits.

For a complete list of program requirements and courses, see the program’s entry in the Graduate Bulletin.