Program Information

Marital, Family, and Couples Counseling

  • General Information

    Emphasis in marital, family, and couples counseling (MFCC) is a 67 credit hour nationally accredited (CACREP) program. Graduates of the specialization in the MFCC area of emphasis are able to deal effectively with the variety of issues and family constellations. Students receive in-depth training in conceptualization skills as well as the theoretical and practical application of systems theory. Aside from formal coursework, graduate students have the opportunity to intern in the Downing Counseling Clinic, located within the College of Education. The clinic serves as a low-cost clinic for the surrounding community.

  • Program Length

    The MFCC program takes approximately three years of full-time enrollment (including summers). If you would like to go slower, you will need to determine how you will work course progression, as you cannot take courses out of order.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • General Information

    The clinical mental health counseling emphasis is a 65 credit hour program that will be going under review for CACREP accreditation in 2020. The purpose of this extensive training is to prepare future clinicians for working with individuals in the community. Students in our program receive in-depth training in clinical issues, conceptualization skills, and treatment planning. The emphasis strives to provide the necessary self-awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively deliver individualized treatment in the community.

  • Program Length

    The Clinical Mental Health Program will take approximately three years of full-time enrollment (including summers) to complete. If you would like to go slower, you will need to determine how you will work course progression, as you cannot take courses out of order.

School Counseling

  • General Information

    The school counseling emphasis focuses on the developmental model of school counseling. School counselor students take the core counseling curriculum, as well as specialty courses in the foundation of school counseling, counseling and guidance program development, and consultation. The emphasis strives to provide the necessary self-awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively deliver a comprehensive counseling emphasis. Completion of the emphasis qualifies students for licensure as a school counselor in Nevada.

  • Program Length

    The School Counseling program takes approximately 3 years (including summers) of full time enrollment to complete. If you would like to go slower, you will need to determine how you will work course progression, as you cannot take courses out of order.