M.A. in Couple and Family Counseling
Northeastern Illinois University
2 - 4 years
Full time, Part time
USD 24,731 / per semester *
Earliest start date
22 May 2023
* resident tuition 6 credit hours per semester: $412.19/credit hour. Non-resident tuition 6 credit hours per semester: $824.38/credit hour. Additional fees may apply
The M.A. in Couple and Family Counseling prepares students to work as counselors with individuals, couples, families, and groups from a systemic perspective in order to foster and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. With an emphasis on mastering clinical skills within a relational context, students prepare to work with diverse clients for a wide array of clinical issues including, but not limited to, conflict, parenting decisions, behavioral problems, sexuality, divorce, grief, or other family transitions.
The program delivers a comprehensive academic curriculum and supervised clinical experiences that integrate the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The program fulfills the educational requirements for four levels of licensure as a professional counselor/therapist in Illinois:
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
- Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
The M.A. in Couple and Family Counseling prepares you for careers in areas such as:
- Marriage and family counseling clinics
- Crisis centers
- Youth agencies
- Court services
- Community counseling services
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