36 months
Duration
1187 USD/credit 24135 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 22549 USD/year
468 USD/credit 9516 USD/year
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About

The Counseling program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a Master of Arts degree with three possible concentrations: Clinical Mental Health; Marriage, Couples, and Family; and School Counseling. Admission requirements are the same for all three concentrations.

Overview

Everybody has problems, and no one can face their problems alone—they need help, and you could be that support. With the proper training, you can give people the guidance they need as a professional counselor at a mental health center, public school, hospital, or rehab facility.

We can teach you how to interact with a diverse clientele and give you an understanding of different ethical decisions you may have to make. How? Well, first and foremost, we stick to our mission. We've created an academically rigorous, student-centered, and supportive environment here at UAB, and we're proud of it. We keep that mission by offering you three different concentrations, and we build a foundation necessary for you to succeed in your chosen concentration. But that's just the beginning. We believe hands-on experience is essential, and that's why we want you to get supervised field experience and counseling internships that are critical for your success. When you graduate, you can pursue a career as a school, mental health, or family counselor.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Counseling program also offers two graduate counseling certificates in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling and in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Current counseling graduate students concentrating in clinical mental health or school counseling, as well as practitioners with a master’s degree in clinical mental health or school counseling, may pursue a Marriage, Couples, and Family certificate. Current counseling graduate students concentrating in school counseling or marriage, couples, and family counseling as well as practitioners with a master’s degree in school counseling or marriage, couples, and family counseling may pursue a Clinical Mental Health certificate. These certificates will enhance the versatility of counselors and expand the range of knowledge and services they are able to offer their clients.

Fast Facts:

  • Some students complete their internship at the School of Education's Community Counseling Clinic, which recently saw its 1,000th patient.
  • Jobs for mental health counselors will grow 23 percent in 10 years—faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Research & Prgm Eval in Coun
  • Professional Orientation
  • Theories of Individual Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Foundations of Substance Abuse
  • Advanced Counseling Techniques

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

61 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Each applicant seeking admission to a Counseling program concentration must include with the other required materials, a typewritten statement of professional purpose that reflects the applicant’s background, development, pertinent work-related experience, professional career objectives and specified ways that completion of this program will contribute to his/her goal for becoming a professional counselor. Applicants to the school counseling concentration who do not already hold a teaching certificate in the state of Alabama must complete fingerprinting and a background check as part of their application.
  • GPA: (2.75 or better)
  • Standardized Test Scores: GRE-V (146 or better) and GRE-Q (147 or better)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    22549 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    9516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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