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"According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of mental health counselors is expected to grow by 36 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations."
Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Opportunities Are Waiting

Professional Counselors help people recognize their strengths, cope with their challenges, and increase their mental health and overall state of well-being.

Whether it's because of changes in legislation, an aging population, broader societal acceptance of the field, or simply emergent struggles of the human condition, demand for mental health professionals is on the rise. A Master's degree in Professional Counseling is the entrance requirement you need for such a career!

What You Can Do With a M.A. in Professional Counseling

A Master's degree in Professional Counseling offers many different specializations that will allow you to choose your own area(s) of interest:

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Organizational Development
  • Administrators
  • Educators

Learn how to help people help themselves.

The CACREP accredited Master of Arts in Professional Counseling provides an integrated approach to caring for individuals and families who are dealing with the challenges of daily life, and with mental health problems.

Types of issues professional counselors help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Effects of Divorce
  • Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • The Aging Process
  • Parenting
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Violent Crime
  • Custody Issues
  • Mental Illness
  • Unemployment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Employee Relations
  • Trauma
  • Recovery After Illness

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