The structure of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program consists of two related tracks. The first provides the educational components for state licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the second, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Coursework in the MAC program supports careers and licensure in one or both of these fields. Students in either track are required to complete the following for the degree:
A minimum of 51* credit hours:
- Nine core courses (27 credit hours)
- Three MFT track required courses (9 credit hours) or three MHC track required courses (9 credit hours)
- Three elective courses (9 credit hours)
- Two-semester internship (6 credit hours)
* completing both MFT and MHC tracks require extra credits (see your advisor)
The comprehensive MAC Student Handbook contains detailed information about classes, internships, policies, and program requirements.
Below is one possible timeline for completion of the MAC Program. It divides the program into several informal stages with recommended courses and paperwork needed to accomplish the major program events at each stage.
This timeline is only a suggestion. Your needs, schedule, and your advisor’s guidance will dictate where to deviate from the recommended sequence. Still, this timeline may be helpful as a guide for planning and successfully completing the program. Click to expand each of the three stages below.