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Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education (Non-Certification) Counseling/Psychology Option

Program Admission Requirements

This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states. To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.

I. Professional Courses: 12 hours

  • CO 541. Techniques of Counseling (3)
  • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
  • ED 506. Educational Statistics (3)
  • PY 550. Theories of Personality (3)

II. Base Concentration Electives: 9 hours

  • CO 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
  • CO 542. Career Development and Counseling (3)
  • PY 520. The Diagnostic Process for Mental Disorders (3)
  • PY 530. Advanced Social Psychology (3)
  • PY 555. Systems Theory in Psychology (3)
  • PY 560. Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
  • PY 570. Systems of Psychotherapy (3)
  • PY 595. Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)

III. Applied Concentrated Electives: 12 hours

  • CO 546. Group Counseling (3)
  • CO 547. Counseling Multicultural Populations (3)
  • PY 525. Personality Assessment (3)
  • PY 526. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
  • PY 527. The Therapeutic Relationship (3)
  • PY 528. Health Psychology (3)
  • PY 529. Psychopharmacology (3)
  • PY 535. Advanced Techniques in Family Counseling (3)
  • PY 563. Assessment Techniques in Family Counseling (3)
  • PY 597. Selected Topics in Psychology (1-3)
  • PY 598. Psychology Practicum (3)
  • PY 599. Internship in Counseling Psychology (3)

Total Required Hours: 33

  • CO 559  or CO 569 cannot be completed as internships for this program.  The approved internship for this program is PY 599.
  • No more than three (3) hours credit from PY 598  and three (3) hours credit from PY 599  may be applied towards graduation requirements for this degree.

Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
  • Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.


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