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Counseling Accreditation & Licensure

Mount Mary University’s Master of Science in Counseling programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs prepare you to meet the requirements for licensure.

Licensure Information

To practice counseling, you must have a license. Mount Mary’s Master of Science in Counseling programs are approved by state licensing bodies and meet the educational requirements necessary for you to obtain the following licenses:

To become a fully Licensed Professional Counselor, students in the clinical mental health concentration will need to complete 3,000 of post-master’s supervised clinical counseling experience and pass the National Counselor Exam.

Mount Mary’s Master of Science in Counseling programs also prepare you for further study if you seek a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision.

National Board Certification

Mount Mary’s counseling 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. Mount Mary is one of only five institutions in Wisconsin whose students may earn the NCC credential.