There are two emphases in the M. A. degree in Professional Counseling. A thesis is optional and encouraged. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning integrated with the application of didactic, research-based knowledge. Internship is required as the capstone experience. Each emphasis prepares the student for private practice, agency, and/or clinical work in an institution.
These emphasis areas meet the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).