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Program Requirements

Core Prerequisite Requirements

48 credits

The following Marymount classes, or classes deemed equivalent and approved by Marymount counseling faculty, are required prior to beginning doctoral coursework:

  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation
  • CE 501 Bases of Psychopathology or CE 529 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • CE 502 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or CE 560 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
  • CE 503 Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • CE 508 Crisis Intervention
  • CE 509 Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention
  • CE 510 Survey of Testing and Assessment
  • CE 520 Theories of Counseling
  • CE 522C or CE 522S Counseling for Individuals
  • CE 523C or CE 523P or CE 523S Group Counseling Techniques
  • CE 524 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 530C or CE 530S Career Development Counseling
  • CE 551 Multicultural Counseling
  • CE 597C or CE 597P or CE 597S Counseling Practicum (3 credits)
  • CE 599C or CE 599P or CE 599S Counseling Internship (6 credits)
Ed.D. Degree Requirements
60 credits
  • CE 701 Advanced Diagnostic Classification and Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • CE 702 Professional Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • CE 710 Advanced Assessment of Social and Personality Functioning
  • CE 720 Advanced Theories and Models in Counselor Education
  • CE 723 Advanced Group Counseling Techniques and Issues
  • CE 725 Theories and Models in Counseling Supervision
  • CE 801 Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment Lab
  • CE 803 Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • CE 805 Internship in Counselor Education (6 credits over 2 semesters)
  • CE 809 Practicum in Counselor Supervision
  • CE 810 Multivariate Data Analysis and Advanced Research Design
  • CE 813 Qualitative Research Designs
  • CE 815 Empirical Bases of Research
  • CE 899 Dissertation Preparation (9 credits minimum)
  • Cognate Specialty Area Electives (9 credits): Counselor education students are preparing for careers in a variety of settings. Therefore, they are expected to have a knowledge base in a cognate area that relates to their professional goals. Cognate, or specialty, areas are developed through 9 semester hours concentrated in coursework related to the population or setting in which the student has a professional goal, e.g. clinical mental health counseling, forensic psychology, pastoral counseling, or school counseling. In developing the cognate area, students must seek the advice and approval of their academic advisor.