Master of Arts in Counseling

Open a private practice, work in a clinical behavioral health setting, lead a non-profit organization or go on to complete a Ph.D.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is a 60 credit hour hybrid master’s degree that prepares students for Indiana state licensure. This degree provides flexibility to build your own career direction. Three concentrations are available:  Addictions, Mental Health and Marriage and Family.

We also offer the M.A. in Counseling fully online.

Application Process

  • Complete an application.
  • Schedule an information meeting with an Enrollment Counselor.
  • Bethel College requires an official transcript from the college or university you received your Bachelor degree from. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to AGSAdmission@BethelCollege.edu.
  • Complete FAFSA and contact financial aid at 574.807.7326 if you are seeking federal student loans.

Program Features

Tuition and Fees

Adult and Graduate Tuition

Tuition Charges
Nontraditional Programs $405 per credit hour
Nursing BSN Degree Completion $405 per credit hour
Graduate Programs
Ministry/Theology $315 per credit hour
Education $395 per credit hour
Transition-to-Teaching $395 per credit hour
Other (MA, MBA, MSN, MAC) $455 per credit hour

 

Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:

  • Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $175
  • Full-time graduate students: $150
  • All part-time students: $125
  • Summer school: $125

Admission Requirements

  • Complete an application online
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0.
  • Bethel College requires official transcripts from each college/university attended. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to agsadmission@BethelCollege.edu
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional).
  • 350-500 word essay describing: (a) vocational goals, (b) personal worldview and values, and (c) how your developmental history has contributed to the construction of your identified goals and worldview.
  • A personal interview with the coordinator of the program.
  • Undergraduate course work, less than 10 years old, with a B or above in Psychology, totaling at least 15 hours is preferred. Completed courses should include:
    • Human Growth and Development
    • Theories of Personality
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Research Methods
    • Statistics
    • Group facilitation
    • Individual interviewing/counseling techniques
    • Introduction to Psychology
  • A TOEFL score of 540 or higher on the paper version, 207 or higher on the computer version if English is not your native language.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours

COUN 501

Human Development Across the Life Span

3

COUN 506

Integrated Health Care Model

3

COUN 511

Theories & Techniques of Counseling

3

COUN 521

Group Counseling

3

COUN 552

Social and Cultural Diversity 

3

COUN 573

Evidence based Practices and Outcomes Management

3

COUN 613

Research Methods and Statistical Applications

3

COUN 615

Psychometric Theory & Development

3

COUN 645

Practice Management & Consultation

3

 

Required Course Credits

27

  Concentration Credits (see tracks below) 33
  Total Master of Arts in Counseling Credits 60

 

Select ONE of the following concentrations (each is 33 credit hours):

Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Track 

COUN 531

Personality

3

COUN 542

Psychopathology

3

COUN 562

Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues

3

MFCT 541

Family Systems Therapy

3

MFCT 552

Marriage & Family Theory

3

MFCT 587

Practicum

3

MFCT 601

Family Development

3

MFCT 623

Family Assessment

3

MFCT 654

Family Stress & Transitions

3

MFCT 687

Internship

6

Mental Health Counseling Track

COUN 531

Personality

3

COUN 542

Psychopathology    

3

COUN 562

Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues

3

COUN 663

Psychopharmacology

3

MHC 541

Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

3

MHC 553

Delivery Systems in Mental Health

3

MHC 587

Practicum

3

MHC 624

Application of Mental Health Practices

3

MHC 654

Brief Therapy Strategies in Mental Health

3

MHC 687

Internship

6

Addictions Counseling   

COUN 531

Personality

3

COUN 542

Psychopathology

3

COUN 562

Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues

3

COUN 663

Psychopharmacology

3

ADC 501

Foundations of Addiction Counseling

3

ADC 510

Intake, Assessment & Treatment Planning

3

ADC 515

Prevention & Intervention

3

ADC 520

Treatment Modalities – Abstinence to Harm Reduction

3

ADC 587

Practicum

3

ADC 687

Internship

6

 

Financial Aid and Payment Plan Options

Contact Us

Ashlyn Havens

Ashlyn Havens

Titles: AGS Admission Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 574.807.7353