CECP Programs in Counseling

Overview of Degrees

"It was one of the few programs throughout the Midwest that provides specializations instead of getting your degree in just a Master's in Counseling." -- Laura Hughitt on why she chose Marquette University to major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Child/Adolescent Specialization

Our master’s degree in counseling programs prepare students to work as counselors and therapists in hospitals, schools, clinics, private practices and other community settings. The Master of Arts in School Counseling program requires 48 credit hours for completion. The CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program requires 60 credit hours for completion. Following a full-time schedule, the programs can be completed in two calendar years. The number of courses and credit hours taken per semester vary even with full-time status so it is important that students follow the recommended course sequences.

Master of Arts in School Counseling (COUN)

Sabrina Bong talks about her experience in the school counseling program.

Our Master of Arts in School Counseling program includes a variety of counseling courses, practica, internship and other training experiences which offer comprehensive preparation for professional practice as a school counselor. Course work focuses on human development, psychopathology, research, assessment, theories of counseling, ethical and legal issues as well as individual, group and other counseling interventions. Training in counseling skills and a practicum experience begins in the first semester and an internship usually begins in the second year. See full program description.

Did you know? The College of Education offers an Advanced Degree Program (ADP) in conjunction with our Educational Studies program that allows our undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. ADP students take classes during their senior year that meet requirements for both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

CACREP — accredited Master of Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) with optional specializations in addictions counseling, child and adolescent counseling and rehabilitation counseling

Affi Okokon talks about her experience in the CMHC program with a specialization in child and adolescent counseling.

Our CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is dedicated to training professional counselors in evidence-based and emerging best practices and prepares students to practice as a professional clinical mental health counselor. Course work focuses on human development, psychopathology, assessment, theories of counseling, consultation, crisis and disaster response, ethical and legal issues, multicultural issues and counseling research, as well as individual, group, family and counseling interventions. Field experiences, small group experiences and practicum and internship are required and lead to the development of science-practice integration in all of our graduates. All students in the master of science in clinical mental health counseling can elect an optional specialization in either addictions counseling or child and adolescent counseling. See full program description here.