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Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Dahlonega, GA, United States
The Master of Science in Counseling degree, offered by University of North Georgia, is designed to prepare individuals to function as counselors in mental health centers, community agencies, governmental agencies, employee assistance programs, prisons, psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, college and university student affairs, religious settings, and private practice.
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Overview

Master of Science in Counseling

The Master of Science degree in Counseling at University of North Georgia was developed to meet the state and national regulatory criteria leading to licensure and certification as professional counselors.

Our curriculum addresses the needs of our diverse world while helping students understand the process of human development and relationships, counseling theory, and change. Utilizing problem-based learning and incorporating required internships and practica; the program provides students with both academic and practical professional experience and training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Foundations and Ethics 
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Counseling Techniques 
  • Counseling Theories 
  • Group Counseling 
  • Career and Lifestyle Counseling 
  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Clinical Assessment 
  • Research Methods 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

Admission requirements national

  • Group interview with counseling faculty.
  • Required Supplemental Documentation
  • Personal statement, three-five pages, double-spaced, autobiographical in nature
  • Three UNG recommendation forms from individuals able to address academic potential, professional experiences in the helping professions, and non-academic experiences that add breadth in understanding the human condition.
  • Professional Resume.

Admission requirements international

  • International applicants may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours per semester, excluding summer semester).
  • International applicants must be accepted as degree seeking.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    916 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 916 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    916 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 916 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    284 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 284 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dahlonega

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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