We welcome applicants from all educational backgrounds. Admitted students must demonstrate completion of a basic statistics course. A student may be granted conditional admission until this requirement is met. This prerequisite can be completed prior to starting or by the first semester of the program. Visit the Counseling program’s admissions page to review a detailed list of application requirements and apply.
To complete this program, you'll take the required courses, practicum and internships. You'll also take a comprehensive exam or write a thesis. And, you'll have the option of taking the National Counselor Exam for Licensed Professional Counselors. This program also prepares you for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy students are required to successfully complete a Capstone Project (Formal Case Presentation) during their internship experience, as a culmination of their education and training as couple and family therapists. CFT students are expected to demonstrate in their Capstone Project, their development as a skilled and culturally responsive couple and family therapist ready to proceed to the next stage of their professional development, post-masters, towards licensure as an LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist).
Some may ask why the University of Colorado Denver Counseling program degree requires 63 credit hours. Our goal is to help you meet all CACREP and COAMFTE standard requirements to make it easy to get licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Colorado and provide you with the educational experience to become an LMFT. We provide a rigorous program which will position you for success and help you meet all the requirements for licensure, now and in the future. Qualitatively, our students are recognized as being a step above the rest, and we plan to keep it that way.