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Graduate Programs: Counseling

Graduate Programs: Counseling

Online Master of Arts in counseling

Are you looking to advance your career as a clinical mental health counselor, couple and family counselor, or school counselor? With a program and faculty reflecting Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence, Messiah College’s CACREP-accredited M.A. in counseling prepares you to work in a variety of professional settings.

Messiah’s counseling master’s degree and certificate options allow you to achieve work-life balance without sacrificing the advantage of small class sizes and personalized attention from our faculty. The majority of courses are online, with weeklong intensive courses at our Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, campus, so you are free to pursue your career and your degree simultaneously. 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in counseling
CACREP accredited
Messiah’s M.A. in counseling offers:

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The CACREP-Messiah College distinction

Messiah College has the only online, faith-based, CACREP accredited, master’s in counseling program in Pennsylvania and one of the only CACREP accredited, online, faith-based program in marriage, couple and family counseling in the U.S. Messiah's CACREP accreditation has been extended until 2020.




Counseling program earns top distinctions

Two of Messiah’s counseling tracks were honored by as 2016 Top Online Master’s programs: Top 10 Accredited Online Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and Top 15 Accredited Online Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program was previously selected as a Top 50 Best Online Schools for a Graduate Degree in Counseling and a Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited Graduate Degrees in Psychology and Counseling in the Northeast.

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