Sep 19, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in College Counseling (CLCL)

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The College Counseling Program is designed for students who are interested in working as professional counselors in institutions of higher education. It is a 48-hour program leading to professional counseling licensure in Michigan. Candidates selected for this program are expected to make a major commitment to graduate training and to enroll in course work on a regular basis. The program includes a 600-clock-hour supervised counseling internship experience. The College Counseling Program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body that evaluates and grants accreditation to graduate-level programs in professional counseling. The program meets the academic and internship requirements for limited licensure as a professional counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan. Information on the post-master’s requirements for full licensure as a professional counselor is available in the student handbook for Counseling Programs.

Information pertaining to the internship can be found on the department website here.

Admission Requirements
Admission to all programs is selective. The selection process is designed to assess the candidate’s suitability for graduate study and for a professional career in counseling. Candidates who are selected for these programs are expected to make major commitments to their graduate training.

Applicant’s must have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  2. Evidence of academic aptitude for graduate-level study, that includes at least one of the following:

    1. A 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA, or a 3.0 GPA in the second half of the undergraduate degree program.

    2. A graduate GPA of a 3.3 on a previously completed advanced degree.

    3. An acceptable Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score as defined by the department (contact the Coordinator of Graduate Advising). The GRE score may not be more than 5 years old.

    4. Applicants not meeting other criteria, but having an acquired knowledge of the counseling field based on five years of related experience, may be eligible. Students applying under this provision must contact the coordinator of advising for specific procedures prior to applying to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.

  3. English language proficiency: International students must meet at least one of the following additional criteria:

    1. A score of 550 (Total) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a rating of 5 on the essay. (Additional course work in composition may be required.) These tests must have been taken within the last two years.

    2. A score of 77 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) and a rating of at least 3.0 on the oral interview portion of the MELAB. (Additional course work in composition may be required.) These tests must have been taken within the past two years.

  4. Statement of Intent: A one-page statement focusing on the applicant’s motivation and rationale for seeking admission to the specific program as well as his or her back ground and goals related to professional studies.

  5. Résumé: A focused, one-page summary of program-relevant educational, career and/or life experiences.

  6. Three recommendations: These must be completed on recommendation forms available from the department. They should be completed by professionals with knowledge of the applicant’s suitability for graduate work (e.g., supervisors, undergraduate professors).

Advising Information:

Dibya Choudhuri, Ph.D.
304 Porter


The following outline describes the general program requirements for the 48-hour college counseling program.

Concentration Courses (COUN):

Research Course (required): 3 hours

One course from the following:

Program Total: 55 hours

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