Graduate Behavioral Science

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Graduate Behavioral Science

Graduates will have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective intervention in working with individuals, families, and communities. Each of the graduate faculty members hold doctorates and have extensive experience in working with families in churches and social service agencies. Each graduate class is designed to help students master the competencies of an effective practitioner. Curriculum utilized in the graduate program has a strong base in current research and current best practices in the field.

Faculty

  • Beth Robinson, Ed.D.
  • Kaylene Brown, Ph.D.
  • Jonna Byars, Ph.D.
  • Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D.
  • Michael Hardin, Ph.D.
  • Chris Hennington, Ph.D.
  • LynnAnne Joiner Lowrie, Ph.D.
  • Andy Young, Ed.D.

Master of Science in Human Services

The Master of Science in Human Services is a program offered in an online format.  For more information and to apply for this program, see onlineprograms.lcu.edu.

(37 hours)

Program Core (22 hours)

  • HSC6141  Christian Worldview in Family Education
  • HSC6304  Organizational Leadership
  • HSC6309  Crisis Intervention
  • HSC6310  Social Development of Individuals and Families
  • HSC6323  Family Systems
  • HSC6332  Helping Professions and Public Policy
  • HSC6333  Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • HSC6334  Conflict Resolution

Administration Specialization (15 hours)

  • HSC6340  Human Resources Administration
  • HSC6342  Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • LEA6302  Leadership Theory and Practice
  • LEA6303  Strategic Planning
  • LEA6320  Communication for Leaders

Counseling Specialization (15 hours)

  •  15 hours from COU

Family Life Educator Specialization (15 hours)

  • HSC6301  Marital and Family Education
  • HSC6315  Parent Education
  • HSC6322  Human Sexuality
  • HSC6324  Family Resource Management
  • HSC6390  Family Life Education Practicum

Non-Profit Leadership Specialization (15 hours)

  • HSC6340  Human Resources Administration
  • HSC6342  Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • LEA6307  Nonprofit Leadership and Theory
  • LEA6322  Human Sexuality
  • LEA6314  Leading Organizational Change
  • Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam in Capstone Course

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a program offered in an online format. For more information and to apply for this program, see onlineprograms.lcu.edu.

(60 hours)

  • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
  • COU5314  Assessment of Individuals and Families
  • COU5320  Research in Counseling
  • COU5321  Statistics
  • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
  • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
  • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
  • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
  • COU5362  Career Counseling
  • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
  • COU5365  Advanced Counseling Techniques
  • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
  • COU5381  Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy
  • COU5382  Marital and Pre-Marital Counseling
  • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and their Families
  • COU5384  Addictions
  • COU5385  Multicultural Counseling
  • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
  • COU5392  Counseling Internship I
  • COU5393  Counseling Internship II
  • Comprehensive Written Examination

Master of Science in Counseling

(49 hours)

  • COU5141  Christian Worldview in Counseling
  • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
  • COU5320  Research in Counseling
  • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
  • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
  • COU5354  Assessment of Individuals and Families
  • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
  • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
  • COU5362  Career Counseling
  • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
  • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
  • COU5381  Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy
  • COU5382  Marital and Premarital Counseling
  • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families
  • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
  • COU5392  Counseling Internship I
  • COU5393  Counseling Internship II
  • Comprehensive Written Examination

Master of Science in School Counseling

Teacher certification and criminal background check may be required to be certified as a school counselor.

(36 hours)

  • COU5310  Individual and Family Lifespan Development
  • COU5320  Research in Counseling
  • COU5340  Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law
  • COU5353  Psychopathology of Individuals and Families
  • COU5354  Assessment of Individuals and Families
  • COU5360  Counseling Theory and Practice
  • COU5361  Techniques of Individual and Family Counseling
  • COU5362  Career Counseling
  • COU5363  Group Psychotherapy
  • COU5364  Crisis Counseling
  • COU5383  Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families
  • COU5391  Counseling Practicum
  • Comprehensive Written Examination

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014