Create the next step in your career with a Master of Science in Counseling degree from Mount Mary University. You can choose to pursue one of three counseling concentrations: clinical mental health counseling (CACREP accredited)clinical rehabilitation counseling and school counseling.

Mount Mary’s coed counseling graduate program participates in the National Board for Certified Counselors’ national certification program, the Graduate Student Administration – National Counselor Certification Examination (GSA-NCC Exam). The NCC credential is the only master’s level, professional counselor certification you can apply for while enrolled in college. Counseling students enrolled at Mount Mary attend one of only five Wisconsin institutions whose students are eligible to earn the NCC credential through this program.

In 2016, the M.S. in Counseling Program was officially awarded the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Innovative Counselor Education Program Award: To honor an outstanding, innovative, and/or unique counseling or counselor education program at an institution in the NCACES Region.

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Mount Mary’s Master of Science in Counseling features:

  • Courses that prepare you to become a Licensed Professional CounselorSubstance Abuse Counselorlicensed school counselor, or to receive a certificate in trauma counseling
  • Flexible class schedules with full-time and part-time study options
  • Knowledgeable instructors who are actively engaged in the counseling profession
  • Opportunities for employment at hospitals, nursing homes, family service organizations, hospices, schools, prisons, shelters, mental health clinics, substance abuse facilities and other clinical settings
  • Small class sizes that make interaction with fellow classmates and faculty easier
  • CACREP accreditation for the concentration in Clinical Mental Health

If you already hold a master’s degree in counseling, consider our post-master’s certificate in counseling program.

Trauma-sensitive counselor

Wanda helped initiate a grant-funded trauma sensitive training program—conceived and spearheaded by two professors at Mount Mary, and it’s making a daily difference, impacting the lives of countless kids.

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