Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling

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ASU M.A. CMH and School Counseling programs are accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • The Colorado Department of Education

The MA degree in Counseling is a 60-hour program, and it meets the state academic requirements for licensure as a school counselor and/or a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado.

Mission Statement

The Department of Counselor Education prepares counselors with sound practical and relational skills, a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base, a strong counselor identity, and the personal and professional dispositions necessary to work in various professional settings with diverse clientele.

The ASU Counseling Program offer the following M.A. degree emphases:

Students may complete the Degree through one of the following delivery models:

Online Program

The online program meets the educational needs of those students who are unable to attend a face-to-face program. Two one week summer residency intensives on campus are required.

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Full-time Program

This program is for the full-time student. Students usually begin this program in the fall semester and completes the program through 5 consecutive semesters, including summer (available in the On-Campus Program only).

Colorado Campuses Program

Students may attend one of the campus sites where ASU offers the Counseling Program. These programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Cohorts are offered in Durango, Grand Junction, and Pueblo. Clinical coursework is offered face-to-face while the remaining courses are offered online.

**Please contact the Department of Counselor Education for information regarding the start of new cohorts.