Do you have a passion for helping people? Counselors are an important resource for people struggling with grief, conflict and other emotional and mental health issues. With a Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University, you’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and critical skills that will help you improve the lives of individuals and families in a wide range of circumstances.
Our curriculum combines classroom education and hands-on field experience to provide you with the theory and skills you need to work with individuals, couples, families, and children in a variety of mental health settings.
The counseling program will prepare students academically to seek licensure as Professional Counselors or attain certification as school counselors. Our professional graduate degree program is divided into the following areas of emphasis with unique course requirements for each:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling is the primary emphasis pursued by students. This curriculum is for persons wanting to practice all types of counseling.
- CACREP Accredited* (Webster University – Main Campus)
- Couples, Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling provides instruction in core counseling with additional coursework in working with couples, families, and children. This emphasis is for persons wishing to work primarily with families. It is a specialty form of counseling and typically requires a longer path toward licensure and works with a smaller market.
- School Counseling Specialization for Grades K-12 (Not available at all campus locations) provides specialized training for individuals wishing to work as mental health professionals in the school system. Upon completion of the degree, students will be eligible to apply for school counselor certification at both the K-8 level and the 7-12 level based on the level at which they complete their field experience.
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*Only the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered on the home campus in Webster Groves, Missouri is CACREP Accredited. We continue to work on bringing this accreditation to other campus locations in the U.S.