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The mission of the 60-credit hour Master of Counseling (MC) 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:
The Master of Counseling (MC) program is an approved program under the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE), which provides a streamlined pathway to licensure for our master of counseling graduates in Arizona. Because requirements vary by state, we recommend that students consult the licensing requirements for the state in which they intend to reside. Contact information for licensing boards by state is available at the American Counseling Association’s State Professional Counselor Licensure Boards website and ASU’s Professional Licensure website.
Applications for fall 2021 admission are now closed.
Please note, the GRE is now optional for Counseling (MC) program admission. We are working to reflect this change in the current admission application and other programmatic documentation. In the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any questions.
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.
For additional information on the MC program, please review the MC Handbook. It is an important source of information for prospective and current students.
Please email us if you have any questions not addressed in the handbook, or contact individual faculty members. Faculty members do welcome your questions, but due to the large number of applicants, please be patient about response times. Faculty members will respond as soon as time permits.
You will also find additional resources available at the current ASU Degree Page for the Master of Counseling.
Program completion rate = 94% *
Number of graduates = 32
Licensure/certification exam pass rate = 100%
Employment rate = 100%
*Students completed the program within the expected 2-3 year timeframe