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Go beyond theory. Learn through a Master of Science in Counseling program designed to teach you current trends and applications in community counseling, school counseling, mental health counseling, or marriage, family and child therapy. Your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical professionals in today’s world.
Our Master of Science in Counseling program was developed for people who want to work as licensed professionals in the counseling field but need a graduate degree. Taught through the College of Social Sciences, the Master of Science in Counseling offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum developed in collaboration with industry experts.
Our program includes the foundations of counseling and guidance, including:
The Master of Science in Counseling program is offered with the following specializations:
No matter which specialization you choose, your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical practitioners. Your degree program will address critical issues facing counselors today and offer supervised clinical experiences. Check with an enrollment representative for availability. The counseling program is only available in certain states.
The Master of Science in Counseling degree program is designed to meet the needs of the working professional, teaching you material one day that you can use at work the next day.
You will gain the knowledge to:
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012–13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016–17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022–23. For more information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/accreditation.html.
The Master of Science in Counseling program in Community Counseling (Phoenix and Tucson campuses), the Master of Science in Counseling program in Mental Health Counseling (Utah campuses), and the Master of Science in Counseling program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Phoenix and Tucson campuses) are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP; cacrep.org).