Welcome to the Graduate Program in Counseling at
Messiah College. We are committed to helping
students attain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for
professional counselors who wish to help meet the needs of today’s society.
The counseling program at Messiah emphasizes
personal growth. We encourage each student to gain competencies, values, and
beliefs that will enhance and facilitate the helping process. Our faculty is a
diverse group of experienced counselors and scholars who will take time to
mentor you in your education, faith, and career. We are passionate about
developing the next generation of counselors and meeting the needs of our
Students who successfully graduate with a counseling
degree from Messiah are prepared to sit for the appropriate licensing or
certification exam on their track and professional goals; the professional
counseling licensure exam (LPC), the marriage, and family therapy licensure
exam (LMFT), or the Praxis exam to become a certified school counselor in
Pennsylvania. With a master's in counseling
degree, graduates can expect to make a lasting impact on their communities,
colleagues, students and students' families.
Graduates have successfully obtained positions in
elementary and secondary schools as well as community mental health
organizations, services agencies, substance abuse facilities, hospitals, and
If you have a desire to learn and grow as you
prepare to serve society as a counselor, I encourage you to join us in the counseling program at Messiah College.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have
John A. Addleman, Ph.D.
Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling