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  Sep 21, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, B.S./M.S.


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This dual/joint five-year program leads to a bachelor’s in psychology or human services from Mount Saint Mary College and either a master of science in counseling or a master of science in mental health counseling from Pace University. Students spend the first three years at MSMC taking courses to fulfill the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and the psychology or human services major, while establishing eligibility for admission into the master’s in counseling program at Pace. Students must reserve 12 credits of open electives in order to take four, 3-credit graduate courses during their fourth year at MSMC. Psychology majors may also use 6 credits for the three electives at the 2000 level or above. The remaining 24 credits of the master’s program are taken at Pace.

For both psychology and human services majors, students must complete all General Education requirements for a bachelor’s degree from MSMC. Beyond this, required courses vary within the major.

To be eligible for the program, students must have completed 78 credits, including a one-semester internship. Students must have attained a Grade Point Average of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.3 in their major. Students must also have completed PSY 3000  (Principles and Techniques in Counseling) as one of their elective psychology courses. Students meeting these criteria must submit an application to be reviewed at MSMC by the Counseling Advisory Committee. If the CAC recommends acceptance into the Pace counseling program, the Pace graduate counseling admission committee will review the application and make the decision regarding acceptance into the program.

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