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Department of Counseling and School Psychology
Department of Counseling and School Psychology
Counseling and Trauma-informed Care
for a Multicultural Society
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Online M.A. Education with a Concentration in Counseling

Program Information

The Master of Arts degree seeks to prepare professionals to address the mental health and relational needs of culturally different populations. The degree covers contemporary mental practices that focus on mental health recovery and trauma-informed care including integrated recovery and strength-based approaches. The degree is a wonderful building block for teachers to be better equipped to work with the mental health needs of their students, develop professionals’ skills to work in a wide range of helping related fields, as well as prepare students for more advanced training to be licensed professionals in mental health services. The degree is also valuable for meeting entry requirements into doctoral study.

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Quick Snapshot of the 30-unit Master's
ONLINE
FACE-TO-FACE
ACCESSIBILITY
Delivered in Hybrid format, with over 95% of its courses offered online for ease of access from any location.

5% is delivered in face-to-face intensives when the students will meet with faculty and fellow students in 3-5 day workshops.


Where there are 15 or more people assembled in a shared location anywhere in the world, we will come to you to deliver the face-to face portion.






INTIMATE COHORT

CERTIFICATE
30 students admitted into the program.
Earn the Graduate Certificate on the way to completing the degree.
ONLINE
Delivered in Hybrid format, with over 95% of its courses offered online for ease of access from any location.

FACE-TO-FACE WORKSHOPS
5% is delivered in face-to-face intensives when the students will meet with faculty and fellow students in 3-5 day workshops.

WE COME TO YOU
Where there are 15 or more people assembled in a shared location anywhere in the world, we will come to you to deliver the face-to face portion.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
Earn the Graduate Certificate on the way to completing the degree.

CLASS SIZE
30 students admitted into the program.

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Examples of Mental Health, Counseling, Advising & Leadership Positions
  • Community Mental Health Counselor
  • Counselor - University Admissions
  • Counselor - Community College Districts
  • Career Development & Diversity Engagement Counselor
  • Restorative Practice Coordinator
  • Restorative School Specialist
  • Childcare Worker - Youth Development Counselor
  • Foster Care Youth Liaison
  • Case Manager - Family Specialist
  • Juvenile Recovery Specialist
  • Residential Counselor
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Competencies and Skills
 
Knowledge of theories, models, and methods within systemic and social constructionist paradigms
Application of theories, models, and methods to produce effective clinical practice with diverse populations
Understanding of mental health recovery-oriented care
Effective practice in public health settings
Use of research to inform practice
Conceptualization and practice in a helper role from a position of social responsibility and/or social change
Use of self-of-therapist and personal growth to effectively utilize counseling and relational skills

Master's Program FAQ

[+] Who is this program designed for?
[+] What are the Admission requirements? How do I increase my chances of being accepted into the 30 Unit MA Education (Counseling) program?
[+] When does the MA Counseling Online/Hybrid Program begin and how is the program structured?
[+] What is the class schedule?
[+] Can I attend the program and work?
[+] Since it is a hybrid program how much face-to-face time is expected on campus and what is expected in the on campus experience?
[+] What are career opportunities post-graduation like? What are the best ways to find a job?
[+] Can I transfer courses from the certificate program to the master's degree program?
[+] In what ways does this program help prepare me to transition into a Ph.D. program?
[+] If I already have graduated with a masters degree, can I transfer courses from it towards the MA Degree?