M.A. in Counseling and Career Development Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Current tuition and fees for graduate students at CSU may be found https://financialaid.colostate.edu/base-tuition/.
How long will it take me to finish?
This degree program requires a minimum of 60 credits of academic course work, plus completion of both clinical practicum and internship hours. Once admitted, we recommend that you begin the program in the summer – this allows you to complete your degree in two years.
Can I pursue two of the three specializations?
Yes! Pursuing dual specializations requires:
- Completing the specific curriculum in both specializations
- Completing two 600-hour internships, one in each specialization setting
These requirements increase the timeframe for completing the degree.
Are there any extra requirements during practicum and internship?
Yes, students are required to have liability insurance when registered for practicum and internship.
Membership in the American Counseling Association allows you to purchase this insurance. Liability insurance is a membership benefit of both the American Counseling Association and the American School Counseling Association.
Are there any additional requirements for any of the courses?
Yes, specifically for EDCO 651, Group Guidance and Counseling. As part of this course, which is typically taken during your third semester, you will be required to participate as a member of a 10-hour personal growth group.