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The Master of Counseling (MC) program in clinical mental health counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The mission of the 60-credit hour program is to prepare students to become license eligible as professional counselors in Arizona and other states with comparable licensure requirements. With its strong focus on multicultural counseling across the lifespan, students learn to promote the health of individuals, families, groups, and organizations in a diverse society. The program prepares students to work with clients in a variety of mental health settings. The program also prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral-level studies.
The MC program objectives reflect current knowledge and projected needs concerning counseling practice in a multicultural and pluralistic society. Graduates of the program will demonstrate:
CACREP Core Faculty
Jennifer Pereira, PhD, Clinical Coordinator
Angela Catena, PhD
Sharon Kurpius, PhD
Applications for fall 2019 admission are now open.
New students begin the program in fall semesters only. The MC program is an on-campus program. No online option is available.
All application materials must be submitted by the first business day after January 1 in order to ensure consideration for admission the following fall semester.
Visit Graduate Admission for contact and address information related to Graduate Admission questions.
For information on the MC program, please review the:
Please email us for questions not addressed in the handbook, or contact individual faculty members. Due to the large number of applicants, please be patient with faculty inquiries. Faculty members do welcome your questions and will respond as time permits.
Additional recourses available here:
The Master of Counseling program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs through October 31, 2018. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to CACREP:
Office for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-535-5990 / Email CACREP
Program completion rate = 100% *
Number of graduates = 45
Licensure/certification exam pass rate = 93%
Employment rate = 93%
*Students completed the program within the expected 2-3 year timeframe