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Counseling

Montana State University

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
15660 USD/year
5326 USD/year
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About

The Department of Health and Human Development offers a Master of Science degree with an option in counseling and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling. All three programs, marriage and family counseling, mental health counseling, and school counseling, are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Overview

Marriage and Family Counseling

The 60-credit marriage and family counseling program prepares counselors to address mental health and relationship problems with individuals, couples, families, and children from a family systems perspective. Students are taught a conceptual framework for assessment and intervention which focuses on the multiple systems and family context of individual development. Emphasis is on a positive, competency-based view of individual and family strengths. This approach examines the larger environments in which individuals and families interact and the plethora of influences (i.e. social, cultural, and economic) that affect human growth and development. Interpersonal issues between family members and the family and outer environmental systems are highlighted.

In addition to family systems theory, students are well grounded in individual and group counseling theories. Collaboration between marriage and family counselors and other mental health care providers is emphasized.

The Marriage and Family Counseling program meets educational licensure requirements for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Montana. After licensure, graduates of the Marriage and Family Counseling track work in a variety of counseling contexts where they see children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. In this program track students are prepared to work with individuals, as well as with couples and families. This extended focus beyond individual counseling provides a well-rounded training experience.

Mental Health Counseling

The 60-credit mental health counseling track prepares counselors to apply principles of human development, counseling theory, learning theory, group dynamics and the etiology of mental illness and dysfunctional behavior in their work at a variety of mental health facilities.The mental health counseling area of study provides students with 700 hours of supervised experience in appraisal, individual, group counseling, and consultation in primarily clinic and community agencies. The goals of the Mental Health Counseling program are the following: to enhance students' personal and professional development as counselors; to increase their ability to understand the characteristics and concerns of various client populations and their environments; and to develop their knowledge and skills in use of theory based counseling model.The mental health counseling program meets educational licensure requirements for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Montana. After licensure, graduates of the mental health program work in a variety of mental health counseling contexts where they see adults.

School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling is a 48-credit program designed to prepare students to work in public or private schools as professional counselors. Upon completion, students are eligible to apply for certification as a school counselor with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. School counselors in Montana can be certified with a class 6 (specialist) certificate (for those without a Montana teaching certificate), or certified with a Guidance and Counseling endorsement on a Montana teaching certificate.School Counseling students take a common core of counseling and human development courses. This core of course work provides all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a professional counselor and follows the standards developed by CACREP. In addition, students in the School Counseling option also study aspects of counseling germane to the school setting. The program focuses on a comprehensive and developmental approach to designing and implementing a school counseling program, and follows the standards developed by the American School Counselor Association. The program emphasis strives to provide the necessary self-awareness, knowledge, and skills for counseling students to become competent and capable professional school counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Prof Issues in Counseling

  • Counseling Theories II

  • Counseling Skills Lab

  • Group Counseling

  • Theory and Practice of Addiction

  • Counsel Child & Adolescents

  • Counseling Research and Eval

  • Diagnosis and Mental Health

  • Mind-Body Well-Being Self-Care

  • Diagnosis and Mental Health

  • Counseling Research

  • Mental Health Methods

  • Theory and Practice of Addiction

  • Counsel Child & Adolescents

  • Counseling Research and Eval

  • Prof Counsel Practicum

  • Summer

  • School Counsel Programs

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed applications must be filed as students are expected to begin their graduate program the following summer session. Applications are screened only once each year following the deadline. A maximum of 25 students shall be admitted into the counseling areas each year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15660 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5326 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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