College of Arts and Sciences


"Best Practices & Justice with Heart"

Our graduate program in Counseling prepares highly qualified mental health clinicians for positions in schools, community mental health centers, business and industry settings, hospitals, and other health agencies. Through specialized training in multicultural counseling, we develop clinicians who are committed to both social justice and evidence-based practices.

Enrolled Student Profile

For students enrolled in 2018-2019:

  • Number of applicants - 68
  • Number admitted - 43
  • Number who accepted/matriculated - 25
  • Number in program - 64
  • Number who graduated - 17

MA in Counseling

Our MPCAC-accredited Master's program offers eight concentrations, three dual degrees, and three certificates.


Admission Deadline


Complete your degree in 21 months

With the working professional in mind, our program was designed to fit your schedule. Earn your degree in as little as 21 months (full-time) or complete it at your own pace (part-time).


Program Concentrations

In Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Child/Family Therapy, Community Public Health, Mental Health Counseling, Mediation and Conflict Transformation, Foundations in BCBA®, and Trauma.


MPCAC Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council and offers students the opportunity to take a free preparatory workshop for the NCE on campus.

Our faculty provide guidance, mentoring, and opportunities to pursue research interests.

Our Faculty

Our students and faculty are award winners, both in the classroom and in the field.

Awards & Honors

In their own words, our students describe what makes our program different from the rest. 

Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

“Arcadia is preparing me for my dream to be a Licensed Professional Counselor...I will be working with the deaf community and there is not a ton of research related to the counseling of deaf clients. I’m eager to use what I've learned and to adapting it in ways that would fit my clients' level of understanding.”

- Silas Scott ’18M

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Develop Professional Level Competence

Our graduates are prepared to meet the current and future needs of the profession.

Master’s-level counseling psychologists are part of the mental health care field. They are practitioners skilled in the art of behavior assessment and change. These skills are utilized in a variety of professions, including business, education, medicine, mental health, allied human services, and social services. Mental health delivery is a thriving field and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth in a variety of settings. The demands of today’s society make this field one of continued growth.

Develop professional level competence in:

  • therapeutic techniques
  • use of diagnostic nomenclature
  • psychological assessment
  • consultation and educational strategies
  • knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical standards
  • interpersonal and cultural sensitivity

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