Master of Science
in Counseling

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  Fall 2018 — Late application deadline: July 30

Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling

The master’s degree in counseling prepares mental health professionals who help children, teens, adults, and families manage and overcome challenges that impact human emotions, behaviors, and relationships.

Why choose counseling at Marian?

Girl speaking During Counseling DiscussionWith an innovative, competency-based curriculum rooted in the scientist-practitioner training model, we take a holistic approach to mental health that integrates mind, body, and spirit. When you complete this degree, you’ll have the tools to conduct evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy and consultation/evaluation.

The employment outlook for licensed mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists is very strong. A projected 23 percent growth in jobs is anticipated through 2026. BLS

What will you study?

Whether you complete one or both tracks, you’ll experience a curriculum that builds your competency in core concepts identified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC): 

  1. Professional counseling orientation and ethical practice
  2. Social and cultural diversity
  3. Human growth and development
  4. Career development
  5. Counseling and helping relationships
  6. Group counseling and promoting social skills
  7. Assessment and testing
  8. Research and program evaluation

Both tracks are two-year, full-time programs delivered on campus. Part-time students may be considered in some circumstances. 

For more information

Dr. Sarah Jenkins
(317) 955-6399

Office of Graduate and Online Admission
(317) 955-6128

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