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With a program and faculty reflecting Messiah’s commitment to and reputation for academic excellence, Messiah College’s nationally accredited M.A. in counseling prepares you to work in a variety of professional settings.
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The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has granted accreditation to all three tracks of Messiah College’s M.A. in Counseling program. CACREP is the national accrediting agency for graduate-level degree programs in counselor education that demonstrate prescribed levels of academic and professional excellence.
“CACREP accreditation not only distinguishes Messiah’s M.A. in Counseling program with employers and licensing boards, but it can also streamline significant opportunities for our graduates,” said Dr. John Addleman, director of the graduate program in counseling. “We’re pleased to be able to provide this type of national recognition for our program’s faculty, students and alumni.”
- Three specialized tracks: clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple, and family counseling; or school counseling.
- All program tracks are nationally accredited by CACREP
- Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counseling is available to those who need to meet the new PA licensing requirements.
- Program completion time frames ranging from two to six years —select the one that’s right for you.
- Flexible, affordable, and convenient with the majority of courses conducted online combined with just the right amount of traditional classroom and practical experience for your busy life and active schedule.
- Designed to prepare you to sit for your professional counseling licensure exam (LPC), your marriage, and family therapy licensure exam (LMFT), or become a certified school counselor in Pennsylvania.
- All courses taught by Messiah’s faculty—experienced counselors and nationally recognized scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith, and career.
- Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and meaningful interaction with professors and classmates.
- Rolling admission
Messiah accepts graduate program applicants year round allowing you to enter the program at a choice of multiple points
throughout the year.
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