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Professional School Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, AR,
We have a 48-hour Masters of Science in Professional School Counseling (M.S.) degree. This degree would enable you to work as a k-12 school counselor. 

About

Some of the electives in our clinical mental health program include: play therapy, equine therapy, experiential therapy and childhood traumatic grief. Some of the career opportunities for clinical mental health therapists (LAC/LPC) are adult counseling, premarital counseling, couples counseling, career counseling, family counseling, group counseling, conflict resolution, self-injurious behaviors counseling (such as eating and cutting disorders), problems in childhood, and psychotherapy. 

Accreditation

We are a CACREP accredited program! CACREP is the gold standard for counseling accreditation nationally, and it allows our students to easily license in other states as well as work with military clients.

Programme Structure

  • Practical Use of the DSM
  • Counseling Theories
  • Techniques in Counseling
  • The Clinical Counseling Professional: Ethics & Organization

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

  • An application form for admission 
  • Applications must be accompanied by a $40 application fee which is not refundable and will not apply against the general registration fee if the applicant enrolls. 
  • Applicants must complete a personal interview with the professional counseling faculty. The interview will include a writing prompt and assessment of the candidate’s professional objectives, professional commitment, level of selfawareness, and compatibility with the counseling program. 
  • Applicants must have on file a signed copy of the Limitations of Supervision Statement of Understanding.
  • Applicants for the MS/EdS clinical mental health counseling program must include a professional resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
per hour

Living costs for Searcy

  • 870 - 1270 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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