Fall 2014 Admissions Deadline:

June 23, 2014

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M.S. in Counseling – Community Mental Health (Baltimore Area)


You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree but perhaps you aren’t where you want to be in your career.  Maybe you aren’t working in the mental health field yet?  Maybe you are working in mental health but you realize that you need to earn your master’s degree to take your career to the level you desire?  With over 50 years of offering high-quality Counselor Education, a M.S. in Counseling from McDaniel could be your solution. 

McDaniel’s M.S. in Counselor Education – Community Mental Health track is now being offered in Owings Mills.  McDaniel only accepts 18 new students per intake for the Owings Mills location so don't delay!  The next intake is for the Fall 2014 semester.


  • New convenient location with ample  parking, current technology and comfortable accommodations for working adults
  • Complete your 60 credit M.S. program in approximately 2.5 years without leaving your day job
  • Schedules are tailored to working adults – face-to-face courses are offered back-to-back in the same night, one night per week
  • Nearly 50% of the program can be completed online
  • The program takes an experiential and integrated approach toward learning and focuses on highly applicable content that can be directly utilized in the field
  • Highly competitive tuition at $525 per credit

Owings Mills Location:
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Program Contact:
Lisa Lorenz, LCPC

Admissions Contact:
Ms. Crystal Perry


All courses except for CED 505 and CED 511 can be completed at the Owings Mills location or online.  CED 505 and CED 511 must be completed at McDaniel’s main campus in Westminster.  Nearly 50% of the program will be completed online.  Courses offered online may vary based on instructor availability.

Semester 1
CED 520 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
CED 501 Introduction to Counseling

Semester 2
RSM 550 Introduction to Research Methodology
CED 502 Counseling Theories and Techniques

Semester 3
CED 515 Appraisal Procedures for Counseling
CED 504 Lifestyle, Career Development & Decision-Making

Semester 4 
CED 508 Group Dynamics
PSY 511 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Semester 5
CED 505 Diversity-Sensitive Counseling - WESTMINSTER CAMPUS
CED elective (CED 577 Applied Counseling for Alcohol and Drug Abuse recommended)

Semester 6
CED elective (CED 509 Family Counseling, recommended)
CED elective (CED 571 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, recommended)

Semester 7
CED 511 Practicum in Advanced Theories - WESTMINSTER CAMPUS
PSY 514 Human Growth and Development Over the Lifespan

Semester 8
CED 554 Field Practicum: Community Mental Health
CED elective


Initial Admissions

  • Completed application for graduate study
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty or employers
  • Students are required to set up an initial advising meeting (410-857-2501) upon receiving initial admission. 

Full Acceptance

  • Successful completion of CED 519 or 520, CED 501 and RSM 550
  • Acceptable grades (B or better) in Ethics courses and Introduction to Research Methodology and any additional courses taken
  • A satisfactory individual evaluation completed by the instructor
  • Approval from advisor
  • A minimum 3.00 G.P.A.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum 3.00 G.P.A.
  • Successful completion of 60 credit hours (Beginning Fall Semester 2014)
  • Original research project (thesis) or the successful completion of a Capstone experience

Important Dates

Admissions Deadline:  June 23, 2014 for Fall 2014 Semester

Program Info session:  TBA

Courses begin:  Fall 2014

"EVIL DEAD: The Musical"
April 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
Children's Show
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
Spooky House
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm