Master of Arts Degree Counseling and Career Development
With a master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development, you’ll be equipped to help people of all ages develop self-awareness, decision-making, and self-advocacy skills needed to live successful lives.
Upon graduation, all students are licensure-eligible and eligible to become National Certified Counselors.
Our Counseling and Career Development Master of Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
A specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CACREP has granted an 8-year accreditation (through March 2028) to our degree, which includes our degree’s three specializations:
- Career Counseling (one of a handful in the nation to be CACREP-accredited)
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- School Counseling
Our 2018-19 Annual Report is now available.
Blending Theory and Practice
You’ll complete a general course of study for this Master of Arts degree, including core curriculum, a clinical practicum, and an internship.
Additionally, you will choose from three specializations and complete coursework specific to your area of focus.
In this degree program, you’ll experience a world-class education through relevant, interpersonal and technology-rich learning experiences, preparing you to meet client needs in a variety of ways.
You're a Helper
People look to you for advice and guidance, because you have a knack for looking beyond the surface. You ask deeper questions, seeking to reach the heart of the matter, to learn who that person really is and to discover how they can live their best life—whatever that means to them.
You Want to Make a Difference
Many of our students come from backgrounds such as:
- Public and private school teaching
- Social work
- Human development
- Postsecondary education
- Employment agencies
If your background is in a different field, don’t let that stop you from applying! More important is your desire to make a difference in others’ lives through a career as a trained, professional counselor.
Free Counseling - Open to the Public Need a Place to Talk?
The Counseling and Career Development master’s degree trains future counselors. We are seeking client volunteers for the fall and spring semesters. Counseling is free of charge.