Program Requirements

 
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Graduation Requirements

Students complete three components within the Limited-Residency Master of Science Program in Counseling: theory (course work); practicum and internship; and a capstone thesis paper. Full-time students (15 credit hours per semester) complete the 60-credit program in two years. Students seeking to complete a concentration must complete additional course work and, in some cases, participate in additional experience- based workshops to hone their professional skills.

Residency Requirements

Students are required to attend a total of six colloquia in the course of the degree program and two colloquia per academic year as long as the student is enrolled in the courses.

Required Therapy Sessions

Students also participate as clients in a therapeutic process with a licensed Mental Health Practitioner while completing their graduate degree at Prescott College. The minimal requirement is 20 full sessions, which must be documented prior to graduation by a letter from the Practitioner.

Additional Licensure Requirements

Students enrolled in the Prescott College Counseling  program need to structure their program of study to meet the licensing requirements of the state in which they intend to work professionally.

It is expected that students in the Addictions Counseling specialization are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor. Addictions Counseling students may also be eligible for licensure as an addictions/substance use counselor or dually licensed as a professional counselor and an addictions/substance use counselor. Students in this specialization are encouraged to thoroughly review their state's licensure requirements to determine their eligibility.

It is expected that students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor. Students in this specialization are encouraged to thoroughly review their state's licensure requirements to determine eligibility.

It is expected that students in the Couple and Family Therapy specialization are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor. Couple and Family Therapy students may also be eligible for licensure as a marriage and family therapist or dually licensed as a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist. Students in this specialization are encouraged to thoroughly review their state's licensure requirements to determine eligibility.

It is expected that students in the School Counseling specialization are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor. School Counseling students may also be eligible for licensure or certification as a school counselor or dually licensed as a professional counselor and a school counselor. Students in this specialization are encouraged to thoroughly review their state's licensure requirements to determine their eligibility.

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