Course Schedule

Flexible Schedule Geared Toward Adults

Many counseling students balance family life and part-time or full-time jobs while completing a degree. We offer fairly flexible non-cohort class schedules geared toward students who might be working during the day. Most classes are available during evenings and weekends, and we also offer some daytime courses for students who prefer to be in class during the day.

You may choose a heavier credit load and more daytime classes to graduate more quickly (2-3 years, depending on program and start date) or spread the same curriculum over 4+ years. Students who are working full-time generally follow a 4-year plan.

Internship Phase

Counseling Program Course Schedule includes various therapy and clinical practicum classes

The final year before graduation includes a year-long internship. This phase of the program is more challenging for students who are working. Some students in the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and MA School Counseling programs choose to reduce their work hours during the final year of the program, while others flex their work schedules and continue working full-time during internship.

Internship phase for EdS School Psychology requires 40 hours per week in a school setting, so students with a full-time job will need to leave work to finish the final year of the program.

For students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; and School Counseling programs, this internship is unpaid. School Psychology internship sites often pay interns a stipend for their year of work as an intern.

Curriculum Sequence

Click on a Best Routes course guide below and scroll to your target start date (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and preferred plan (2, 3, or 4 year). Students receive an updated Best Routes guide after admission.