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Career Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Counselor Education Program prepares counselors to work in mental health, school, and career counseling settings who promote social justice and responsibility, serve as leaders in a diverse and global community, and respond to the complexity of human needs across the lifespan.  Faculty is expected to teach and mentor students, serve the community and counseling profession, and promote intellectual advancement through conducting and disseminating research.

The program develops counselors who:

  • Develop a theoretically solid philosophy of practice;
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions consistent with the ACA Code of Ethics;
  • Formulate a professional identity that responds to the needs of their client populations;
  • Utilize cultural competence in practice;
  • Act with expertise in individual, group, and family counseling with diverse clients on personal, social, emotional, career, and educational issues that impact development across their lifespan;
  • Develop leadership ability and advocate to meet client needs and to remove individual and systemic barriers to development;
  • Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Ethical & Professional Orientation to Counseling
    • Theories and Techniques of Counseling 
    • Psychosocial Development and Behavioral Dynamics 
    • Vocational Theory and Career Development 
    • Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling 
    • Principles and Procedures of Group Counseling

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last sixty (60) credit hours of study at the undergraduate level.  

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2211 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      2211 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      592 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Durham

    • 990 - 1670 USD/month
      Living Costs

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