Graduate School of Health and Human Services
2500 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
M.A. - Counseling and Psychological Services
In the M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll gain an understanding of the complex nature of human behavior and social interaction from professors who are experts in the counseling field. Throughout the two-year program, you'll learn to assess children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families to determine how to best help them work through difficult issues and challenges. The degree offers a dual program option to earn a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies with your degree.
M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services Program Highlights
· Get Licensed: Meet Minnesota's education licensure requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) credential and the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) credential
· Dual-Program Option: In addition to your M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services, earn a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies and meet Minnesota's education licensure requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) credential, allowing you to work in additional settings such as criminal justice, detox, hospital assessment, and more
· Real-World Applications: Put your new skills to work with an integrated practicum of 880 hours based on the state of Minnesota's practicum requirements for licensure as an LPC/LPCC and LADC
· Progress to a Future in Psychology: While you earn your M.A., you can also fulfill some of the educational requirements in seeking licensure with the Minnesota Board of Psychology after earning your doctorate
Careers in Counseling and Psychological Services
As you build your career with an M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services, you'll prepare yourself to enter a wide variety of jobs helping others. Opportunities in substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counseling are expected to grow by 23 percent between 2016 and 2026, nearly three times the average job growth nationally, meaning 60,300 new job openings.
Careers in these areas currently offer a median salary of $43,300 as of May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690.(Bureau of Labor Statistics)
If you would like to learn more about Saint Mary's M.A. in Counseling and Psychology program, fill out the form to request more information.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 48
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002380
Locale: Distant Town
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