The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program, and the Professional School Counseling program are designed in accordance with the 2016 CACREP standards, national counselor certification, and state licensure standards for the academic training of professional counselors. Additionally, the Professional School Counseling Program prepares students to be certified in pre-K to 12 counseling by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Program and Career date can be found by clicking here.
Students in all three MA in Counseling Programs take core courses on human development, faith-based counseling foundations, career development, assessment, research design and program evaluation, professional issues and ethics, multicultural awareness, counseling theory, and group work as well as training in helping skills. All students are required to participate in a 10-hour group laboratory designed to train group facilitators as part of the Group Counseling class. Additionally, each student receives intense individual and group clinical supervision during practicum and 600 hour internship. Recent graduates of the programs have found employment in a variety of work settings including schools, clinics, church counseling centers, and public and private agencies. Furthermore, many graduates choose to pursue a doctoral degree after graduation..The MA in Counseling Programs at Geneva College welcome both full-time and part-time students. The MA in Counseling degree can be completed in 20 months by students who wish to attend full-time. Classes are offered during the afternoons and evenings and at two easily accessible locations, making the program convenient for both part-time and full-time students, and for those who travel a distance. During the second year, full-time students complete supervised practicum and internship course credits. Some more advanced elective and specialization courses are offered in an intensive format. Currently, Geneva College's MA in Counseling courses are not offered online.