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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Alamosa On-Campus 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 Alamosa On-Campus Program only).

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