The required curriculum for the M.A. in Counseling comprises a 60 semester credit sequence of courses.

Core Courses
COUN600Foundations of Mental Health Counseling3
COUN605Family Systems3
COUN610Counseling Microskills3
COUN615Worldview and Integration of Faith and Spirituality in Counseling3
COUN620Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice3
COUN625Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling3
COUN630Addictions Counseling3
COUN635Lifespan Development3
COUN640Psychopathology and Diagnosis3
COUN645Individual and Family Assessment3
COUN650Theories and Techniques of Counseling3
COUN655Professional Orientation and Ethics3
COUN660Research Methods and Evaluation3
COUN665Clinical Assessment and Intervention3
COUN670Theories and Techniques of Career Counseling3
COUN675Child and Adolescent Counseling3
COUN680Neuroscience, Counseling, and Trauma3
COUN780Practicum3
COUN781Internship I3
COUN790Internship II3
Total Credits60
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Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.

Sample Course Sequence

This example includes the courses for a hypothetical student that starts in the Fall Semester. 

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COUN610 Counseling Microskills3COUN625 Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling3COUN630 Addictions Counseling3
COUN600 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling3COUN615 Worldview and Integration of Faith and Spirituality in Counseling3COUN635 Lifespan Development3
COUN605 Family Systems3  
 9 6 6
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COUN620 Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice3COUN650 Theories and Techniques of Counseling3COUN665 Clinical Assessment and Intervention3
COUN640 Psychopathology and Diagnosis3COUN655 Professional Orientation and Ethics3COUN670 Theories and Techniques of Career Counseling3
COUN645 Individual and Family Assessment3COUN660 Research Methods and Evaluation3 
 9 9 6
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
COUN675 Child and Adolescent Counseling3COUN781 Internship I3COUN790 Internship II3
COUN680 Neuroscience, Counseling, and Trauma3  
COUN780 Practicum3  
 9 3 3
Total Credits: 60