OU Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043-2370
(248) 370-3910
Toll free: (855) 222-6909
OUmacomb@oakland.edu
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Macomb University Center

44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
(586) 263-6242
Toll free: (855) 222-6909
OUmacomb@oakland.edu
Office Hours: M-TH 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Master of Arts Degree

Please see the following schedule information for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Master of Arts Degree.

Course sequence: Macomb University Center

Year One

Fall 1
CNS 5050 Introduction to Counseling and Ethics (4 credits)

Fall 2
CNS 5080 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (4 credits)

Winter 1
CNS 5060 Diversity and Social Justice Issues (4 credits)
CNS 5070 Clinical Counseling Skills (main campus, full-semester/4 credits)

Winter 2
CNS 6020 Career Development Theory and Practice (4 credits)
CNS 5070 Clinical Counseling Skills (main campus, full-semester/4 credits)

Summer 1
CNS 6010 Testing and Assessment (4 credits)

Summer 2
CNS Elective-TBD (4 credits)

Year Two

Fall 1
CNS 5090 Individual and Family Development (4 credits)
CNS 6030 Group Counseling-Full Semester (4 credits)

Fall 2
CNS 6000 Research in Counseling (4 credits)
CNS 6030 Group Counseling-Full Semester (4 credits)

Winter 1
CNS 6500 Mental Health Counseling (4 credits)

Winter 2
CNS 6400 Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization (4 credits)

Summer 1
CNS 6600 Addictions in Counseling (4 credits)
CNS 6960 Practicum in Counseling (main campus, full-semester/4 credits)

Summer 2
CNS 6960 Practicum in Counseling (main campus, full-semester/4 credits)

Year Three

Fall 1
CNS 6950 Internship in Mental Health Counseling-Full Semester (4 credits)

Fall 2
CNS 6950 Internship in Mental Health Counseling-Full Semester (4 credits)

Application Terms and Deadlines

Before your applicant file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received by Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester start deadlines listed below.

April 1 for fall semester
October 1 for winter semester

Application Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, you must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements:

  1. Graduate Application Requirements
  2. Additional department application requirements     
  • Supplemental application form
  • Grade-point average of 3.0 in all undergraduate coursework is ordinarily considered the minimum standard for admission.
  • You must submit a written statement of purpose and goals consisting of two sections:
    • Section one explains reasons for entering the counseling program and employment goals. You should describe experiences and accomplishments in working with children, youth and/or adults. Additionally, you must describe your strengths and areas for growth as well as the perspective of others.
    • Section two asks you to recount a time when you were given constructive feedback and how you responded to it. The Counselor Competency Statement must be used as a guide.
    • The statements of purpose will be evaluated based on a) clarity of goals, b) whether or not your goals are congruent with our program, c) experience and accomplishments, d) awareness of strengths and areas for growth, e) ability to receive and accept feedback, and f) writing skills.
  • Requirements for recommendations
    Recommendations are important to the application procedure. The two required references must be from professionals, professors, or employers who can attest to your academic potential, readiness for graduate study and interpersonal skills. All letters of recommendation will be rated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Following a successful review of the above requirements, you’ll be invited to an interview to assess interpersonal skills. Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations, each department assesses your potential for success in the program by examining your undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements.