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Are you looking to gain the skills and experience to work as a counselor in a variety of settings?

Centenary University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling is a 45-credit degree program designed to provide you with a comprehensive background in the theory and practice of counseling. You will have opportunities in the classroom and in the field to learn how to provide counseling and consultation in settings such as business, education, criminal justice and community service.

The Counseling curriculum offers a foundation in counseling theory as well as training in practical skills such as interviewing techniques, statistical analysis and group dynamics. You will then have the opportunity to move on to fieldwork and concentrated study in areas including marriage and family counseling, career counseling and substance abuse counseling.

Check out the MA in Counseling audit sheet for course listings.

Program Results

By completing Centenary’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling, you will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of and competence in the practice of individual and group counseling.
  • Acquire an appreciation for the role of the counselor in society and an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with that role.
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theories of adaptive and maladaptive human behavior and their applicability to assessment and promotion of improved human functioning.
  • Develop competency in the design, conduct, and evaluation of counseling research.
  • Acquire professional skills and practical experience in the provision of counseling services in settings relevant to your career focus.

Counseling is a career with a future and a purpose. Apply now.


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