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Graduate Programs: Counseling

Graduate Programs: Counseling

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 degree and certificate options allow you to achieve work-life balance. The majority of courses are conducted online, so you are free to pursue your career and your degree simultaneously.

Counseling degree tracks

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

Learn more about our program from our students and graduates.

The CACREP-Messiah College distinction

Messiah College has the only online, faith-based, CACREP accredited, master’s in counseling program in Pennsylvania and 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.


Denise Poremba

Mental health professional, NHS of PA-Capital Region, Harrisburg, Pa.; 2013 graduate, clinical mental health track
"Messiah provided me the perfect opportunity to continue working full time while working towards my longer-term career goals… Thanks to my educational experience at Messiah, I was offered a mental health professional position at my practicum site and am now applying my knowledge and passion for counseling every day."

Sub-categories of Counseling (M.A.)