Limited-Residency Master of Science in Counseling

Programs uniquely suited to prepare students as mental health or professional counselors

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The Prescott College Master of Science program in Counseling offers you an opportunity to discover and develop your own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice as either clinical counselors, couple and family therapists, addiction counselors, or school counselors in various capacities of your own choosing. At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health, healing and wellness.  This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client’s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change. 

The 60 semester credit curriculum includes required core courses and supervised clinical experiences needed for all graduates to be prepared for successful, ethical and competent practice as mental health counselors as well as eligibility to pursue licensure in most states.

Five areas of Specialization

Students must specialize in one of five areas of specialization:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Couple and Family Therapy Counseling
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling
  • School Counseling


Students have the option to enhance their education by choosing from several innovative concentrations.  Prescott College shares the distinction of offering these concentrations with a select handful of other programs in the United States.


Concentrations are offered in:

Adventure-Based Psychotherapy


Equine-assisted Mental Health

Expressive Art Therapy

Somatic Psychology

Our flexible program allows students the freedom to work with faculty to customize their educational experience based on their career and educational goals.

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