Master of Arts in Counseling

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Traditional - 45 Credits

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to provide graduates with fundamental competencies in the theory and practice of counseling. Opportunities are provided for acquiring skills and experience specific to counseling and consultation in organizations and environments such as business, education, criminal justice, and community service.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of and competence in the practice of individual and group counseling
  • Acquire an appreciation for the role of the counselor in society and an understanding of

the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with that role

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theories of adaptive and maladaptive human behavior and their applicability to assessment and promotion of improved human functioning
  • Develop competency in the design, conduct, and evaluation of counseling research
  • Acquire professional skills and practical experience in the provision of counseling services in settings relevant to the student’s career focus

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview-if GPA is less than 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0
  • GRE required if GPA is below 3.0

Grading policy for the Counseling and Psychology Programs

  • Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree.
  • Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) will be dismissed from the program.
  • No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F). A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.

Counseling - Program Requirements and Audit Sheet

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