Master of Science in Counseling
A 48-60 credit program for women and men*
Enhance your career with Mount Mary College's Master of Science in Counseling. Mount Mary College offers an innovative program featuring
- Three areas of concentration - Community, School, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
- Small classes and individual attention
- Close faculty-student interaction
- Full-time and part-time study options
- Convenient class scheduling
- Assistance with fieldwork placement
Mount Mary's counseling graduate program is committed to preparing professionals who
- are competent
- are collaborative
- are effective communicators
- possess a sense of vision
- are committed to social justice
- are dedicated to assisting individuals, families, and groups in achieving their potential
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for counselors are expected to increase at a faster rate than the average for other occupations over the next decade. Learn more about career opportunities in counseling.
Credentials and Accreditations of the Program
For more information, please contact the Office for Graduate Education.
- The Master of Science in Counseling Program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The program is on the pre-approved list of institutions meeting the educational requirements necessary for pre-licensure in the State of Wisconsin by the Department of Safety and Professional Services (formerly the Department of Regulation and Licensing).
- Mount Mary College’s Master of Science in Counseling Program is a participant in the National Board for Certified Counselors’ national certification program - Graduate Student Administration - National Counselor Certification Examination (GSA-NCC Exam) for currently enrolled students. The NCC credential is the only master’s level, professional counselor certification that students can apply for while enrolled in college.
- The Community and Clinical Mental Health counseling concentrations are on the approved list of institutions meeting the educational requirements necessary to obtain Licensed Professional Counselor – Initial Training license (LPC-IT) in the State of Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
- The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration is designated as an approved substance abuse counseling pre-certification program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. In addition to the LPC-IT license, students graduating from our program in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are eligible in Wisconsin for a training license for Substance Abuse Counselor – Initial Training (SAC-IT).
- The School Counseling program is approved by the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction (WDPI).
- Curriculum is consistent with standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
*Mount Mary's counseling program is open to men and women.
From its inception, Mount Mary College has been a women's college. Male students are welcome to enroll in our post-baccalaureate certificate and graduate programs.