Small Cohort Model
Towson’s counseling psychology program is unique in the area as it operates from a
small cohort-based model. This model allows students to receive excellent advising
and mentoring from faculty to best meet their individual career goals. Students and
faculty get to know each other well and faculty are committed to fostering strong
mentoring relationships with all students.
Focus on Multiculturalism and Social Justice
The counseling concentration at Towson University is strongly committed to providing
excellent training in multicultural competence and social justice work. As we prepare
students to work in a diverse world, there is a strong emphasis on developing cultural
competence throughout the curriculum, including in courses, practicum and internship
experiences and extra-curricular activities.
Students can complete their degree requirements in two years with full-time attendance.
However, some students opt to attend part-time. Courses are offered in the afternoons
and evenings to accommodate students who work full- or part-time while attending graduate
Prepare for Licensure as a Professional Counselor
The curriculum of the counseling concentration at Towson University aligns directly
with the requirements for licensure in Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional
Counselor (LCPC). Students interested in pursuing the LCPC will have completed the
majority of the state’s requirements for licensure, as well as up to 1000 of the 3000
supervised clinical hours required. Faculty members work closely with students to
ensure placement at a practicum agency and to ensure that clinical requirements are
met. Additionally, students are well-prepared for the National Counselor Examination
(NCE) that is required in most states for licensure as a professional counselor. Among
alumni who have graduated within the last three years (2013-2015) and have taken the
NCE, 100% have passed the exam.