Counseling, Master of Arts Degree
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Program Contact InfoRebecca Scherer, Ph.D.
Office: (775) 682-7873
Welcome to the M.A. in Counseling website! We are pleased that you are interested in our programs and hope that the information you find on this site is useful.
The M.A. in Counseling is part of the Counseling and Educational Psychology program. We offer three specializations: marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy, school counseling, and clinical mental health counseling.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is a specialized accrediting body that evaluates professional preparation programs for counselors.
Our marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy track has been CACREP accredited since 2007. Our school counseling track has been accredited since 1994. Our clinical mental health track is going up for accreditation in 2016.
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- GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Statement of career goals
- Three professional letters of recommendations
- Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty
- School counseling licensure is available for those without previous K-12 teaching experience. However, those without previous teaching experience are required to secure successful documented volunteer teaching and/or para-counseling experiences in an elementary or secondary school setting prior to admission to the program.
The specific curriculum requirements are adapted to the professional program and the needs of the student. Students should not enroll in any graduate-level course without first securing the approval of the department that such a course is acceptable toward a selected major or minor. All degree candidates are required to complete 6-12 credits of internship and a research course. In addition, all students are required to take 1 to 3 credits of comprehensive examination which may or may not be above the 36 to 48 credits of approved courses.
The specialization in marital, couple, and family counseling therapy is a 67 credit hour nationally accredited (CACREP) program. The school counseling, also CACREP accredited, is 55 credit hours. The clinical mental health emphasis is a 65 credit-hour program. Program outlines are available for each area of specialization under the "Overview" tab.
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557