2+/3 year model with three extended weekend on-campus residency requirements.
Master level professional counselors are employed by a variety of organizations including:
The online Master’s in Counseling degree program at Divine Mercy University prepares students for a role as a licensed professional counselor who works to promote health and emotional/relational well-being with a diverse population, as well as diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological issues. State of the art technology is used for asynchronous learning with significant use of video content featuring various clinical and professional skills to be reviewed by peers and faculty, as well as synchronous learning where students have virtual face-to-face interactions in their learning process.
This program provides the educational requirements* to prepare students for a role as a licensed professional counselor who works to promote health and emotional/relational well-being with a diverse population, as well as diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological issues by emphasizing the integration of a Catholic-Christian worldview with the science, profession, and practice of counseling.
Upon completion, graduates share their new skill set in a variety of exciting settings. Master level professional counselors are employed by clinical mental health agencies, counseling centers, private practices, church/mission settings, hospitals, in-patient facilities, school support services, military facilities, and in overseas settings.
The online Master’s in Counseling degree program is 66 credit hours in a 2+/3 year model with three extended weekend residency requirements in the duration of the program. Students will complete a supervised counseling practicum and internship experience in their local area.
*The M.S. in Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify for state licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. DMU enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements . DMU makes no representations or guarantee that completion of coursework or program will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.
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