Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts (MA)

Professional Licensure Certification

All candidates completing this program are eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania after achieving a passing score on the National Counselor Examination. Additionally, candidates must obtain supervised experience, which can begin after the completion of 48 credits. If you are interested in counseling in another state, please contact the licensing board in that state.

Related Links

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA Program Page

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

  • Overall/Major GPA: 3.00 or higher
Basic Knowledge
CDEV 610Lifespan Development3
CDEV 614Helping Relationships3
CDEV 615Introduction to Counseling3
CDEV 621Social and Cultural Diversity3
CDEV 670Counseling Theory3
CDEV 680Assessment in Counseling3
CDEV 699Introduction to Research3
Advanced Professional Knowledge
CDEV 603Career Development and Counseling3
CDEV 607Contextual Dimensions of Diagnosis3
CDEV 612Group Counseling3
CDEV 628Ethics in Counseling3
CDEV 644Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice3
CDEV 611Family Counseling3
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Adult Counseling
Advanced Youth Counseling
Advanced Addictions Counseling
Field Experience
CDEV 701Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum3
CDEV 703Practicum in Counselor Supervision3
CDEV 751Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling6
Elective Coursework
Elective (as recommended by adviser for specialty)3
Elective (as recommended by adviser for specialty)3
Total Hours60

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9423

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CDEV 614 Helping Relationships 3
CDEV 615 Introduction to Counseling 3
CDEV 670 Counseling Theory 3
CDEV 699 Introduction to Research 3
CDEV 610 Lifespan Development 3
CDEV 621 Social and Cultural Diversity 3
CDEV 628 Ethics in Counseling 3
CDEV 680 Assessment in Counseling 3
Second Year
CDEV 603 Career Development and Counseling 3
CDEV 612 Group Counseling 3
CDEV 644 Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice 3
Elective 3
CDEV 607 Contextual Dimensions of Diagnosis 3
CDEV 611 Family Counseling 3
Select one of the following: 3
Advanced Adult Counseling
Advanced Addictions Counseling
Advanced Youth Counseling
Elective 3
Third Year
CDEV 703 Practicum in Counselor Supervision 3
CDEV 751 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3-6
CDEV 751 Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3-6
 Total Hours**57-63

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.