The MA in Counseling, General Counseling concentration will provide an overview of the counseling profession. This program is offered on Main Campus and Online. The concentration will only provide courses that are a foundation but may be used for certification in Virginia as a Qualified Mental Health Provider. This concentration will provide interested students an introduction to the profession of counseling as an alternative to currently offered concentrations in Community Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs/College Student Development Counseling, and School Counseling. The program consists of 30 semester hours with the requirement of a comprehensive examination. Admission requirements are the same for all programs.
To maintain concentration integrity and provide students enrolled in the concentration in General Counseling an opportunity to seek a license as a professional counselor, the following policy is established. Prior to graduation and only once, students enrolled in the MA in Main Campus Counseling program with a concentration in General Counseling may transfer all coursework completed into another concentration in the MA in Counseling program on Main Campus. Student currently enrolled or enrolled in the future in a concentration of the MA in Counseling program may transfer to the MA in Counseling with a concentration in General Counseling only once.
The mission of the Department of Counseling is to create an environment conducive to spirituality, self-examination, collaboration, and reflection for the development and growth of professional counselors who are leaders and advocates within communities and various school settings. These counselors will optimize individual development and mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within these communities and various school settings through their leadership, advocacy, and spirituality.
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Department of Counseling at Hampton University: Community Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) to include the Pastoral Counseling concentration, School Counseling (M.A.), and Student Affairs/College Student Development (M.A.).
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Last updated January 22, 2018