The Department of Counseling’s mission is to prepare students to be socially responsible leaders in a diverse global society. Faculty provide a challenging and supportive environment that encourages personal growth and development. The master’s degree program trains students to translate sound theoretical knowledge and research into effective clinical practice. In a rigorous and integrated program of study, students acquire a strong theoretical grounding in human development, counseling paradigms, and change strategies. We offer concentrations in the following areas:
The Master of Arts in Counseling degree consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester credit hours of course work designed to prepare professionals to counsel in a variety of settings. Students are required to enroll in one of three specialty areas: clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, or addictions counseling. All specialty areas are CACREP accredited. The Department welcomes both full-time and part-time students and is committed to recruiting students that are representative of our diverse and pluralistic society.