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Counseling, Professional School Counseling, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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The Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with a diverse population of clients in a variety of educational, community, and mental health settings.

About

It is the belief of the faculty that the work of the counselor is to promote the growth and development of clients.  The human development counseling model for preparing counselors recognizes the profound interactive effect of people and human systems.  Because we believe counselors should experience personal and professional growth and development, all courses provide cognitive and experiential learning.  Practica and internships allow for the development of a special area consistent with a student's plans for future employment.  All graduates are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) the semester in which they graduate.

Accreditation

The program in Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methodology and Applications
  • Interpersonal Behavior and Organizational Leadership
  • Loss and Grief Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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

  • Graduate School Application
  • Application Fee
  • Admission Essays
  • Transcripts and Proof of Degree
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Program Admission Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    890 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 890 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    890 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 890 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Peoria

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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