Graduate Program Options

Master of Arts in Counseling Programs

The Counseling program at the University of Detroit Mercy combines practical, theoretical, traditional, and experiential learning in the education of professional counselors. This program offers students the opportunity to grow personally as well as professionally. The atmosphere at UDM fosters positive communication between faculty and students allowing each person the opportunity to develop as an active learner in a quest to develop a personal learning and counseling style. Course scheduling and faculty advising is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals, therefore, courses are offered during evening hours.

The department offers programs to students looking to gain the necessary education and skills to function as a professional counselor in various settings. Three tracks are offered in the department:

Each program fulfills the state of Michigan educational requirements for the Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Introducing the 2013-14 Counseling Program Scholarship Recipients

Each year the UDM Counseling program offers competitive Graduate Research Assistantships to several students.  These scholarships provide an opportunity for students to work directly with faculty members on a variety of research projects, enhancing their learning experience through the development of a range of research skills and scholarship. 

In addition, each year, a competitive scholarship is awarded to one student to work directly in the Counseling Clinic, in order to learn directly about clinic operations and provide support services to Clinic staff and student counselors.

Finally, a need-based scholarship is awarded each year to one student in honor of a Counseling program alumna.  

Graduate Research Assistants

Kylie Chaffin, 2nd year, Community Counseling (Bennett-Garraway’s lab)

Jennifer Clerk, 2nd year, Community Counseling (Duryea’s lab)

Ann Dadah, 2nd year, Addiction Counseling (Calleja’s lab)

Marsha Devlin, 3rd year, Addiction Counseling (Sepulveda’s lab)

Jessica Elezaj, 1st year, Addiction Counseling (Pickover’s lab)

Jennifer Schilling, 1st year,   Addiction Counseling (Sepulveda’s lab)

Counseling Clinic Administrative Support Assistant

Layla Almaliky, 3rd year, School Counseling  

Denise Davenport Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Shaaree Presley, 2nd year, School Counseling