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MS Counseling Psychology

Degree completion plan

The MSCP program at Charleston Southern University consists of 60 credit hours, including a practicum and internship. Students will achieve student learning outcomes upon completion of the program. A full-time, three-year plan is shown below. However, our program does offer a part-time degree completion (four-year) plan which will consist of two courses per semester for the first two years.

Year One

  FALL
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 501 Acquired Basis of Behavior: Learning and Cognitions 3
PSYC 504 Human Growth, Wellness and Development across the Lifespan 3
PSYC 506 Ethical Issues in Psychology 3
PSYC 540 Clinical Counseling I: Basics 3
Total Semester Hours 12
 SPRING
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 502 Psychopathology 3
PSYC 503 Social and Cultural Foundations 3
PSYC 505 Counseling and Personality Theories                                             3
PSYC 545 Clinical Counseling II: Advanced 3
Total Semester Hours 12
SUMMER
  Course Code   Course Name                                                                         Credit Hours
PSYC 512 Models of Integrative Psychotherapy 3
  Elective(s) 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Total Units for Year One 30

Year Two  

  FALL
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 520 Research Methods and Statistics 3
PSYC 604 Acquired Basis of Behavior: Advanced Neuroscience 3
PSYC 650 Clinical Counseling III: Psychopathology and Diagnosis 3
Total Semester Hours 9
 SPRING
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 535 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
PSYC 625 Advanced Test and Measurements 3
PSYC 655 Clinical Counseling IV: Group Dynamics and Therapy 3
Total Semester Hours 9

Comprehensive Exam taken at the end of the semester.

Clinical Evaluation taken at the end of the semester.

 SUMMER
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 665 Practicum 3
  Elective(s) 3
Total Semester Hours 6
Total Units for Year Two 24 

Year Three

FALL
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 670 Internship I 3
Total Semester Hours 3
SPRING
  Course Code   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 675 Internship II 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Total Units for Year Three 6

 

Electives:          

Marriage and Family

PSYC 538         Counseling and Psychotherapy for Families and Couples

PSYC 639         Advanced Parent and Child Problems

Addiction Treatment

PSYC 541         Alcohol and Substance Abuse

PSYC 642        Advanced Training in Addiction Treatment

Christian Counseling

PSYC 531         Integrative Psychotherapy I

PSYC 632        Integrative Psychotherapy II

 

Internship and Practicum Information