Degree Requirements for the Dual Degree Program in Public Health and Counseling Psychology

(78 credits; 42 credits for the M.A.C.P. program and 42 credits for the M.P.H. program, with 6 credits shared)

Note: The sequencing of courses is presented here based on a full-time schedule, but many students can complete this combined degree on a part-time basis on a schedule to be arranged with the advisers.

Curriculum/Degree Requirements

YEAR 1

(6 credits)

  • PBH 530 Theories and Principles of Health Behavior and Health Education (3 credits)
  • PBH 640* Research Methods and Design in Public Health (3 credits)

*PBH 640 counts as the research methods course for both programs

(12 credits)

  • PBH 501* Social Determinants of Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • PBH 600 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PY 572* Concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness (3 credits)
  • PY 516 Human Development: Life Span (3 credits)
  • PY 587 Practicum (0 credits)

*PY 572 counts as one PBH elective (3 credits) and PBH 501 will count as one PY elective (3 credits).

(12 credits)

  • PBH 560 Issues in Community and Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PBH 620 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PY 586* Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 500 Career Counseling: Community (3 credits)

*PY 586 counts as one PBH elective (3 credits).

YEAR 2

(3 credits)

  • PBH 510 Health Care Systems (Online) (3 credits)

(9 credits)

  • PBH 630 Program Planning and Evaluation for Health Professionals (3 credits)
  • PY 570 Professional Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 620 Advanced Counseling Techniques (3 credits)

(12 credits)

  • PBH 645 Evaluation of Public Health Programs: Case Studies (3 credits)
  • PBH 689 Community Health Internship (3 credits)
  • PY 625 Psychological Testing (3 credits)
  • PY 688 Cultural Basis of Counseling (3 credits)

YEAR 3

(6 credits)

  • PY 610 Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • PY 574 Clinical Psychopharmacology (3 credits)

(9 credits)

  • PBH 689 Public Health Internship (3 credits)
  • PY 630 Counseling Internship (6 credits)

(6 credits)

  • PY 631 Counseling Internship (6 credits)
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