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Master of Arts

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Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hybrid Option

Apply now for September 2014 and January 2015

Rolling admissions.

The mission of the Master of Arts with a Major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is to educate future psychologists and counselor practitioners to identify and treat psychological problems and issues in a variety of clinical, educational, and workplace settings. Meet face-to-face at three brief weekend residencies per year in either Cincinnati or Brattleboro.

The graduate program is designed specifically to offer the traditional courses and supervised internship experiences that are increasingly required by state and national agencies and credentialing bodies. Working with a team of quality faculty who hold doctoral degrees and possess relevant practitioner experience, you’ll engage in critical inquiry, thoroughly examine and interact with the literature, theory, and research, and pursue and share the results of applied research.

Program Delivery

Union Institute & University’s Master of Arts with a Major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree features a Hybrid Instructional Format. Online coursework, “live” sessions with students and faculty, and face-to-face academic experiences are blended in this graduate program. It is required that all students attend each of the three annual weekend residencies hosted at either our Brattleboro, Vermont or Cincinnati, Ohio Academic Centers.

Union offers flexible class schedules and a rich academic environment where interaction with faculty and fellow students is encouraged. Students can complete a majority of their graduate coursework from home, providing the opportunity to maintain family, job, and community responsibilities while completing their master’s degree.

The MA Major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed for students

  • pursuing a career in psychology or mental health at a master’s level.
  • seeking graduate training in preparation for doctoral work in psychology, counseling, or a closely related field.
  • studying psychology or counseling to broaden professional knowledge and skills in another applied field such as business, nursing, or education.

Students who graduate from the counseling psychology program meet course work requirements for national certification by the National Board for Certified Counselors NCC Application for Students as a counselor and are eligible to sit for the national exam while in their final term.

Note: Completion of the M.A. degree does not automatically qualify students for certification or licensure. Prospective counseling students should consult the appropriate state or national regulatory agency regarding their requirements and processes for application.