Prepare for a rewarding career helping others

The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) prepares students to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

The Counseling program is designed to serve students who range in life experiences. This is reflective of the community they will ultimately serve. Students will be exposed to a variety of approaches for treating mental health, from the latest research on the relationship between neuroscience and mental health to eastern philosophies and treatments that have been practiced for thousands of years. Students benefit from an experiential curriculum, accomplished faculty comprised of working mental health professionals and innovative electives, such as art therapy, mindfulness, and dealing with PTSD. 

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Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling concentrations in the MAC program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The MAC is typically completed in about three years, with three semesters a year and two classes per semester for 10 semesters. Students can also complete the program in about two years if they elect to take three classes per semester for seven semesters. Suggested sequencing guides for part time and full time coursework for both concentrations can be found at the following links:


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Hear From Our Students

Learn how two of our students, Emily Roberts and Sam Grimaldo, have benefited from earning Master's in Counseling degrees at St. Edward's University.