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March 16: Grad School adds counseling degree to curriculum

Monday, March 16, 2015

FREDERICK, Md.—The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved a new master of science in counseling program at Hood College that will begin in August.

The program consists of two specializations: school counseling, which prepares graduates to provide counseling services to students in elementary, middle and secondary schools; and clinical mental health counseling, which trains students to work in settings such as community mental health programs, hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, social service agencies and private counseling practices. The degree requirements include a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship.

Students can pursue the degree on a part- or full-time basis and have the option of enrolling in additional specialized coursework in thanatology or gerontology.

The program complies with Maryland state licensure requirements and with the standards held by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs.

The addition of this program brings the total of master's degrees offered at Hood to 16.

For more information, contact Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and program director, at macdougall@hood.edu.