Master Degree Programs

The Counselor Education Program offers master’s degrees in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.), Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), and School Counseling (M.A. and M.Ed.).

Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy (M.A.)

The Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy Master of Arts program prepares students for licensure in marriage and family therapy and practice in agencies, private practice, and other settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the program meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. This program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. It also emphasizes and reflects the urban and multicultural nature of our community, as well as general trends within specified counseling fields. The program involves intensive field work both in the Community Counseling and Research Center as well is in the surrounding community.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track, is designed to educate and prepare individuals interested in working as mental health counselors in community mental health settings, institutions, hospitals, schools, and private practice. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the program meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. This program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. It also emphasizes and reflects the urban and multicultural nature of our community, as well as general trends within specified counseling fields. The program involves intensive field work both in the Community Counseling and Research Center as well is in the surrounding community.

School Counseling (M.A. and M.Ed.)

The Counselor Education Program offers students two degree options for School Counseling: Masters of Arts and Masters of Education.

Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counselor Education, School Counseling track is designed for those students who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education who plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the School Counseling track is a state approved initial teacher preparation program that meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education for certification as a Guidance Counselor.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

The Master of Arts (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education, School Counseling track is designed for those students who are certified educators (and/or those who completed their bachelor’s degree in education) who plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), the School Counseling track is a state approved initial teacher preparation program that meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Education for certification as a Guidance Counselor.