Master of Arts in Counseling
The Master of Arts in the Counseling program at UND is offered by the Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services, a member of the College of Education and Human Development. The program is also a part of the Graduate School of the University, through which admissions, curricula and program requirements are administered. There are three emphases offered in the on-campus Master of Arts in Counseling degree program: Addictions, Community Mental Health, and Rehabilitation. The School Counseling Specialization is offered online.
Philosophy & Program Objectives
The M.A. Program in Counseling reflects our commitment to provide training of professional counselors for work in a variety of settings. The program is appropriate for those who wish to become counselors in a range of community agencies, such as mental health centers, rehabilitation offices, addiction treatment clinics, and family service organizations. Our emphasis is on practitioner skills training within a broad theoretical foundation and exposure to the empirical bases of the profession.
The Department of Counseling Psychology & Community Services is also committed to seeking and valuing diversity in students and staff. Diversity, used here in a very broad sense, includes the variety of cultures, backgrounds, values, and experiences found among faculty and students; it also includes the diversity of our professional ways of practice, our ways of learning, and our personal and professional goals. In training, the M.A. Program curriculum works to integrate diversity awareness and appreciation into all course offerings, with the goal of encouraging students to explore and appreciate diversity in all situations. We are committed to training multiculturally competent counselors.