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Department of Counseling

School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application
  2. Undergraduate transcripts in psyschology or a related field and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. Non-psychology majors must have a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits in the social sciences field.
  3. Submission of three letters of recommendation on official letterhead with an ‘ink’ signature: Two (2) of which are from a college professor or someone who can attest to the aptitude for graduate studies; and one (1) professional (i.e., supervisor).
  4. Letter of interest or Personal Statement which responds to the following:
    • Background information: Family, education and work.
    • Goals: What do you expect to be doing in five (5) years? In ten (10) years?
    • Strengths: What strengths do you have that would contribute to your being a good counselor?
    • Change: What do you believe to be the facets of your personality, behavior, and/or outlook that, if modified or changed, would make you a better person/counselor? What plans, if any, do you have for making any such change(s)?
    • Why Bowie State University? Why did you decide to apply to the counseling program at B.S.U.?
    • Your comments: What additional information, thoughts, feelings, concerns and/or questions do you have?
  5. Applicants must participate in a face-to-face or phone interview.


Program of Study (48 credit hours)

COUN 502 Principles and Philosophy of Counseling
EDUC 507 Advanced Human Growth and Development
COUN 608 Career Counseling and Development
COUN 633 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 734 Counseling Theory and Practice
COUN 610 Appraisal, Assessment and Evaluation
COUN 706 Introduction to Research for Counselors
COUN 780 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
COUN 702 Introduction to School Counseling
COUN 603 Mental Hygiene for Children and Youth
COUN 840 Counseling Children and Adolescents
SPED 511 Special Education Perspectives
COUN 836 Practicum in School Counseling (100 hrs)*
COUN 837 Internship in School Counseling (600 hrs)*
COUN 861 Seminar in School Counseling*

School Counseling Sequence

Level One

COUN 502 Principles and Philosophy of Counseling
EDUC 507 Advanced Human Growth and Development
COUN 633 Multicultural Counseling

Level Two

COUN 734 Counseling Theory and Practice
COUN 608 Career Counseling and Development
COUN 780 Legal and Ethical Issues in Therapy

Level Three

COUN 706 Introduction to Research for Counselors
COUN 731 Group Counseling
COUN 610 Appraisal, Assessment and Evaluation

*COUN 799 CPCE/Comprehensive Exam. Note: After completing Levels I, II, & III classes, students may take the CPCE (Comp Exam). Students must register and pass the CPCE/Comp Exam before registering for COUN 861, COUN 836 and COUN 837
Level Four

COUN 603 Mental Hygiene for Children and Youth
COUN 840 Counseling Children and Adolescents
SPED 511 Special Education Perspectives
COUN 702 Introduction to School Counseling

Level Five

COUN 836 Practicum in School Counseling (100 hrs)*
COUN 837 Internship in School Counseling (600 hrs)*
COUN 861 Seminar in School Counseling*

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