Minimum Requirements for Degree: 48 or 51 credits
The primary purpose of this program is to prepare counselors at the
graduate level with specific training in the areas of counseling and
consultation for education, social and career decisions. Completion
of this program meets requirements for Alaska licensure as a school
counselor. In addition, this program may also serve as a basis for
pursuing additional requirements necessary for licensure as a
professional counselor (i.e., mental health).
The program emphasizes a developmental perspective, focusing on
issues pertinent to providing guidance and counseling services,
consultation and program development in multicultural settings.
Graduate Program--M.Ed. Degree
- Complete the following admission requirements:
- Applications will be reviewed on March 1 for admission to the fall semester.
- Admission requires a bachelor's degree in a human service area such
as education, social work, psychology, human services, etc. Suitability
of other degrees will be considered on an individual basis by counseling
- Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate degree or take the Graduate Record Exam.
- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the master's degree requirements.
- Complete internship placements appropriate to the student's declared area of interest.
- Complete the following course requirements:
- COUN F615--Foundations of Counseling--3 credits
- COUN F623--Counseling Theories and Applications I--3 credits
- COUN F628--Child and Adolescent Development--3 credits
- COUN F629--Counseling Interventions--3 credits
- COUN F632--Career Development--3 credits
- COUN F630--Appraisal for Counselors--3 credits
- COUN F634--Practicum in Individual Counseling--3 credits
- COUN F636--Internship I*--3-9 credits
- COUN F647--Professional Ethics--3 credits
- COUN F660--Cross-Cultural Counseling--3 credits
- COUN F674--Group Counseling--3 credits
- COUN F690--Internship II*--3 - 9 credits
- COUN F698--Research Project (3 - 6)
- or COUN F699--Thesis (6)--3 - 6 credits
- ED F601--Introduction to Applied Social Science Research--3 credits
- Complete the following classes for school counseling track:
- COUN F646--School Counseling--3 credits
- Elective credits--3 credits
- Complete the following classes for community counseling track:
- COUN F638--Advanced Lifespan Development--3 credits
- COUN F650--Cross Cultural Psychopathology--3 credits
- COUN F666--Family and Network Therapy--3 credits
- Minimum credits required--48 or 51 credits
* Additional fee required. Charges are added to fee statements each
semester. For School Counseling, students must complete 3 credits of
Internship I and 3 credits of Internship II for each school counseling
certification level. K-12 certification requires 6 credits of Internship
I and 6 credits of Internship II: 6 elementary, 6 secondary. For
community counseling, students must complete 3 credits of Internship I
-Community and 3 credits of Internship II - Community.
Note: Courses assigned by the student's graduate committee to remove
deficiencies will not be allowed as part of the graduate program.