Department of Counseling

Pawley Hall, Room 450J
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2018

Adult Career Counseling Center

Pawley Hall, Room 280A
(248) 370-3092

SEHS Counseling Center

Pawley Hall, Room 250A
(248) 370-2633

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Advanced Specializations in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Counseling program provides a strong foundation for professional counseling. However, some students, alumni, and counselors in the community seek advanced training and skill development. Historically, we have offered a variety of advanced specializations. In past semesters, students have completed intensive coursework and specialized fieldwork in Addictions Counseling, Child & Adolescent Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling. Students typically apply for these specializations and commit to taking one course per semester for one year (12 semester hours) in addition to their master's curriculum. Although we do not offer these specializations on a regular basis, if enrollment supports it, we can schedule a specialization course sequence. Interested students, alumni, and counselors seeking advanced specializations should complete the  Advanced Specialization Request form.