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M.A. in Counseling (non-licensure) Curriculum

The M.A. in Counseling, Behavioral Health Administration Concentration (non-licensure) includes a foundation of courses in counseling theory, ethics and practice, as well as electives that provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a management career in behavioral health organizations.


Upon completion of the Concentration in Behavioral Health Administration, students will be able to:

  • Research, develop and write grant proposals to support programs and initiatives in the behavioral health field
  • Develop and interpret behavioral healthcare organization budgets and financial plans, and apply the information to organization management and planning
  • Apply behavioral healthcare management and organizational leadership strategies to decision-making processes.


  • Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction (4 credits)
  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice (3 credits)
  • Human Growth and Development in Counseling (3 credits)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3 credits)
  • Principles and Methods of Assessment (3 credits)
  • Career Counseling and Development (3 credits)
  • Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
  • Grant Writing (3 credits)
  • Budgeting and Finance in Behavioral Healthcare Systems (3 credits)
  • Applied Leadership in Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (3 credits)
  • Counseling Capstone (2 credits)
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