Specializations

Indiana Wesleyan University's Master of Arts degree with a major in Counseling has six separate specializations:

ADDICTIONS COUNSELING

The 48-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in Addictions Counseling helps prepare students to meet credential requirements. The program adheres to current evidence-based practice, integrating a Christian worldview with a behavioral and social sciences orientation. Graduates are academically qualified to become Master Addiction Counselors through NAADAC. 

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CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

The 60-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a CACREP-approved program that prepares students to work in a variety of agency and mental health settings, to become Licensed Mental Health or Professional Counselors, or to pursue doctoral studies in counselor education and related disciplines. 

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COMMUNITY COUNSELING

The 48-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in Community Counseling is a non-licensure track that prepares students to provide a source of healing and restoration to those dealing with mental-health-related issues by serving as personal coaches and non-licensed people helpers in private practices, community agencies, and organizational settings.

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

The 60-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy is interpersonal in focus and holistic in approach, emphasizing family systems within each student's Christian worldview context. The program curriculum is designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Indiana.

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SCHOOL COUNSELING

The 48-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in School Counseling trains candidates to be servant-leaders in the school setting and prepares them to help pre-kindergarten through high school students succeed in school and in life as they counsel these students and collaborate with families, staff, and the community.

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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COUNSELING AND ADMINISTRATION

The 36-credit-hour Master of Arts with a major in Counseling and specialization in Student Development Counseling and Administration prepares graduates to utilize a student-centered approach in applying counseling skills and techniques in the field of student development. Those who complete the program will be qualified to serve in various areas of the higher education realm.

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