Master of Counseling

Join our MAC Program

The Master of Arts in Counseling Program is dedicated to educating, motivating and preparing highly qualified, ethically and culturally competent, professional counselors. You'll be provided with the skills and knowledge necessary to address client issues in a diverse and global society and tackle emerging issues in mental health and wellness. Graduates of our program can be licensed as professional counselors, professional clinical mental health counselors, or professional school counselors. 

Concentrations

Students elect a primary concentration in one of two areas: Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Students may also enroll in a license endorsement-only option completing approved academic requirements in the state of Ohio to be eligible for licensure in both clinical mental health and school counseling. This is not a second master's degree. 

Proven Success

We've consistently been rated one of the top counseling programs in the region. Our numbers say why. 

98%
first time rate for the OAE School Counselor exam and the National Counselor Exam
98%
Program completion rate
95%
Job placement rate within one year of graduation
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KITE Program

The MAC Program received a four-year, $1.3 million grant, in October of 2017, to train counselors to fulfill gaps and meet unmet needs in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). The grant, titled Project K.I.T.E., will target the rural counties of Erie, Huron, Seneca and Sandusky and three urban cities, Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus. Through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant, graduate counseling students in their final internship will be eligible to apply for a $10,000 scholarship during their field experience.

Accreditation

The 60-hour Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling concentrations are nationally accredited by CACREP through March 31, 2027. The Clinical Mental Health concentration has also been met the requirement for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board licensure. Additionally, the School Counseling concentration has been approved through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE); the Ohio Department of Higher Education until spring 2022; and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Our program evaluation shows our success. 

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