Double Majors in School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling-Clinical, and Mental Health Counseling-Rehabilitation

A graduate student enrolled in the master’s program in School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling-Clinical or Mental Health Counseling-Rehabilitation may earn a second degree in counseling by enrolling concurrently in another counselor education track at the University.  In accordance with the Graduate Catalog, “a student must apply to and be accepted by both programs before officially beginning the double degree program” (p. 43).  A student should either apply for and be accepted by both programs at the time of admission or apply for and be accepted to the second program by the end of the second semester* in the first degree program.  The University will not award a double degree if the curricular requirements for both programs have already been met without initial application.

In addition to earning the 60 hours required for the initial degree, students accepted to the double major must complete an internship in both degree areas and must fulfill the prerequisite requirements of all courses. Courses in the Double Major cannot be used as electives in the initial degree.  Double major course requirements are identified below:

Required Courses by Track for the Double Major

School Counseling

Credit Hours
HDSV 701 Counseling Exceptional Children 3
HDSV 704 School Counseling 3
HDSV 706 Organization and Administration of Counseling Programs 3
HDSV 712 Counseling School Age Children 3
HDSV 780/790 Internships or HDSV 799 Internship 6
Total Hours 18

Mental Health Counseling - Clinical

Credit Hours
HDSV 707 Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
HDSV 758 Clinical Assessment: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 3
HDSV 759 Substance Abuse Counseling 3
HDSV 763 Family Counseling** 3
HDSV 780/790 Internships or HDSV 799 Internship 6
Total Hours 18

Mental Health Counseling - Rehabilitation

Credit Hours
HDSV 708 Professional Orientation and Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling 3
HDSV 738 Psychopathology and Treatment Planning in Rehabilitation Counseling 3
HDSV 743 Medical Aspects and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability 3
HDSV 764 Caseload Management and Vocational Planning 3
HDSV 775 Career Counseling and Employer Development 3
HDSV 780/790 Internships or HDSV 799 Internship 6
Total Hours 21

*Summer is not considered a semester for these purposes.

**Students who have taken HDSV 763 Family Counseling for the School Counseling degree must take HDSV 754 Advanced Theory and Practice of Family Counseling for the double major in Mental Health Counseling – Clinical.

Current students admitted to a counseling program at NCAT and interested in a double counseling major will need to complete the following application.