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Program description


Counselor education curricula experiences concentrate on the integration of helping skills, theory and practice. The programs utilize a personalized, developmentally oriented focus and prepare professional counselors for entry into school, mental health, and higher education settings.

The counseling courses are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Enhance self-awareness
  • Facilitate effective relationship skills
  • Increase leadership knowledge and skills
  • Assist learners in maximizing their potential

Admission requirements

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Master's Programs

Professional Master's Program

Minimum requirements: same for all options

61 hours of graduate credit to include 40 hours of core courses and 21 hours of graduate coursework specific to chosen option

Culminating internship activity guided by faculty advisor

Students complete the CAPP program in lieu of a program of study

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • Relationship Skills: Counseling in Action
  • Introduction to Student Leadership
  • Counseling Skills for the Helping Professions
  • Student Leadership Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
  • Organization and Administration in Student Affairs
  • Workshop
  • Short Course
  • Relationship Skills
  • Counseling Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Group Procedures
  • School Counseling
  • School Counseling II
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Counseling & Addictions
  • Mental Health Counseling II
  • Counseling and Career Across the Lifespan
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Assessment in CNSL
  • Couple and Family Theory
  • Group Experience
  • Pre-Practicum
  • Practicum
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy and Expressive Arts
  • Theoretical Models of Play Therapy
  • Filial and Family Play Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Trends and Issues
  • Supervised Internship
  • Advanced Practice in Group and Family Counseling
  • Advanced Issues in Counselor Preparation
  • Diagnosis, Psychopathology, and Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Theories
  • Doctoral Practicum in Counselor Education
  • Supervision Theory
  • Seminar
  • Doctoral Seminar I: Professional Identity and Ethics
  • Doctoral Seminar II: Diversity and Social Change
  • Doctoral Seminar III: Research, Assessment & Scholarship
  • Doctoral Seminar IV: Leadership, Consultation and Advocacy
  • Doctoral Practicum in Supervision
  • Enrichment Studies


Learner Outcomes

Master’s Degree in Counseling

At the completion of the Master’s degree in Counseling students will demonstrate the following learner outcomes:

  1. Professional Competence & Academic Preparation for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC): Students will demonstrate academic preparation by developing and completing an approved program of study that meets the standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  2. Democratic Perspectives: Students will demonstrate development as a culturally competent, creative, skilled & ethical counselor.
  3. Professional Identity: Students will develop a professional identity as a professional counselor including the areas of advocacy, leadership, social justice, and promoting caring communities.
  4. Academic & Professional Goals: Students will demonstrate a clear vision of their professional and academic goals.

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University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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