MS in Professional CounselingGrand Canyon University

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MS in Professional Counseling

Masters of Science in Professional Counseling.  The curriculum offers an in-depth examination of counseling theories, chemical dependency, marriage and family, social and cultural issues, psychopharmacology, diagnostics, assessment and treatment, psychopathology, research methods, and more. In addition, four practicum-internships provide a total of 600 contact hours of opportunity for students to develop counseling skills. Courses in this rigorous program were chosen to meet the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors for the National Certified Counselor credential (NCC) and by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. A master’s degree in counseling is required in 48 states for individuals seeking to become licensed as counselors. Graduates from this program are prepared to meet the academic requirements for licensure in Arizona as a: Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Additionally, graduates from most other states will be academically prepared to begin the process of seeking certification and licensure in their home state. Licensing and certification requirements may vary from state to state. It is the student’s responsibility to check the licensing and certification requirements in their state.

This program is not available in the following states: AR, IL, IN, KS, MO, ND, NH, NJ

RequirementsMust have a bachelor's degree to apply. Due to state requirements, we cannot accept inquiries from the following states: AR, IL, IN, KS, MO, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OR, TN
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per Credit$435 per credit hour for undergraduate programs. $465 per credit hour for graduate non-business programs. $510 per credit hour for graduate business programs. $575 per credit hour for EdD programs.