MA in Counseling
Eastern University offers a Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical) degree, training students to serve as counseling professionals within diverse clinical settings. The Master of Arts in Counseling Program is distinctive in many important ways:
- Exploration of the field of Counseling from a Christian lens. Our faculty assist students in reflecting on counseling theory, research, and practice from a Christian worldview.
- Depth conceptualization of human functioning: Students are taught to understand human problems and symptoms within the context of personality organization.
- Breadth of interventions: Our courses expose students to the range of interventions in the field with an emphasis on selecting interventions matched to diverse client needs.
- Practitioner focus: Our training emphasizes what to do in clinical practice with a competency-based progression of skills. Our professors are practitioners who have hands-on experience in the field.
- Diversity: Our instructors come from many backgrounds and model the application of sound multicultural counseling principles to our diverse student body.
- Flexibility for adult students:Â Classes are held on-ground in the evenings, as well as in hybrid (partial on-line) and on-line formats to support working adults obtaining their degrees.Â In addition, students pursue practicum and internship field placements where they can obtain practical experience individualized their own professional goals.
The mission of the Clinical Counseling program is to train masters level graduates who 1) comprehend human personality organization and experience, 2) are able to implement strategies for positive change in individuals, families, churches and communities, and 3) are academically prepared to seek credentialing as licensed professional counselors.
The core 45 credits meet all the educational requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Board for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and students have the option of reaching the 60 credits required for LPC by selecting individual electives or graduating with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
- MA Counseling Program of Study Full-Time (60 credits)
- MA Counseling Program of Study Part-Time (60 credits)
- Counseling Course Descriptions
- Counseling Degree Requirements
- Clinical Counseling Handbook