Master of Arts
The Department of Counselor Education offers a 60-semester hour CACREP accredited Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling program. The program consists of core counseling courses, specialty area courses, and 700 hours of field experience. Students who successfully complete degree requirements for this program meet the educational requirements for Pennsylvania state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Certified Counselor (NCC) examination, a state licensure prerequisite.
The mission of the Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling degree program is to provide a high-quality graduate education for individuals pursuing careers in professional counseling. This program is structured around several core tenets:
Included in the programs is an emphasis on developing assessment and research skills and using research findings in marriage, couple and family counseling. Given the focus of this program, graduates enter the profession prepared to work in a variety of settings, such as, community mental health agencies, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment settings, and colleges/universities.
The majority of professors are doing their own research and will give you those opportunities as well. They will help you to pursue your dream while presenting at conferences and gaining experience. The faculty will help you to go above and beyond.Mallory Stevens-Carr, CAADC, LPC M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, ‘17
Student Learning Outcomes