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The Clinical Mental Health, College, and School Counseling Master’s Programs offered by the Department of Leadership & Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). These programs are intended for students who seek licensure in Michigan as professional counselors (LLPC/LPC) and employment in institutions of higher education, elementary, middle and high school settings, community-based mental health centers, hospitals, and other treatment centers, and private practice.

What You Will Learn

You will study core areas of professional counseling including life and career development, research and assessment, basic and advanced counseling skills, individual and group counseling processes, counseling theories, crisis intervention, cross-cultural counseling, diagnosis and treatment planning, and ethical, professional and legal issues in counseling. In addition, students will engage in rigorous supervised counseling experiences which include a 100 clock-hour supervised practicum and 600 clock-hour supervised counseling internship experience.

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling [M.A.]

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 semester hour minimum master’s degree program of study that is intended for students who seek licensure in Michigan as professional counselors and employment in community-based mental health centers, hospitals and other treatment centers, and private practice.

  • College Counseling [M.A.]

    College Counseling [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in College Counseling program is a 60 credit hour minimum program leading to professional counseling licensure in Michigan. This program is designed for students who are interested in working as professional counselors in institutions of higher education, practicing clinical college counseling, career counseling, academic advising, case management, or applying counseling skills in student affairs.

  • School Counseling [M.A.]

    School Counseling [M.A.]

    The Master of Arts in School Counseling program ranges from 50-56 semester hours for teacher certified individuals to 53-58 semester hours for individuals not possessing a valid Michigan teaching certificate. The program provides competencies and proficiencies for entry level positions as school counselors in elementary, middle/junior high, and high school settings. Upon completion of the graduate program of study, teacher certified students are eligible to apply for the school counselor endorsement (code NT) on their valid Michigan teaching certificates. Students without a valid Michigan teaching certificate are eligible to apply for K-12 school counselor licensure, issued by the Michigan Department of Education.

At a Glance

  • 50-60 credit hours to complete, depending on chosen program
  • Must be completed within a 6-year period

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