The Master of Arts in Counseling prepares individuals in counseling related careers. The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The program meets the State Board of Occupational Licenses’ criteria for licensure as a professional counselor. The school and addiction cognates are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Course work is offered in sequence, primarily during evenings and weekends of fall and spring semesters, with students enrolling in six to eleven credits each semester and enrolling in six to seven credits offered in the daytime and evening during the summer sessions.
Students are required to complete an Adjudication Form upon admission and yearly while enrolled. Students are required to disclose criminal back grounds and professional licensure and/or certification standing. Information disclosed or otherwise obtained can determine faculty decisions regarding continuation in the program, endorsement by program faculty for students to enroll in practicum and/or internship, endorsement for any field-based placement, and disclosure by program faculty to potential internship and/or other field-based site or individual supervisors.