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Master of Arts in School Counseling

Adams State University offers a Master of Arts in School Counseling that prepares potential counselors to work in K-12 schools. This MA program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and the Colorado Department of Education.

The online program was developed to meet the needs of students who need flexible schedules. That said, the online program has the exact course content as the other accredited programs ASU offers. Students enrolling in this program are required to attend a one-week session on-campus during each of the summer sessions. These weeklong intensives include faculty interaction, learning groups, tutoring and advising, and overall familiarity with the program.

Program Information

School Name: Adams State University

Program Name: Master of Arts in School Counseling

Instruction Methods: Online

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Phone Number: (719) 587-8138

Program Requirements:

  • 60 program hours
  • Complete 2 one-week summer sessions on-campus

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of online application with $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Applicants who have below a 2.75 cumulative GPA from last conferred degree must provide a brief letter explaining the outcome of the GPA, what changed, and how you feel that now you would be a successful candidate
  • Personal statement- addressing the following topics: career goals as related to counseling, potential for forming effective counseling relationships, and respect for cultural differences. The statement should be a minimum of 3-5 pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Group interview

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester- July 1
  • Spring semester- December 1
  • Summer semester- April 1

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health

Adams State University offers a Clinical Mental Health program designed to educate and prepare prospective counselors to thrive as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado. This MA program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs (CACREP) and the Colorado Department of Education.

This online program helps meet the educational needs for students who are not within driving distance of a counseling program or who work full-time schedules. That said, the program does require attendance for a one-week session on the Adams State campus during each of the two summer sessions. These weeklong intensives include faculty interaction, learning groups, tutoring and advising, and overall familiarity with the program.

Program Information

School Name: Adams State University

Program Name: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health

Instruction Methods: Online

Social Media: Adams State University Facebook and Adams State University Twitter

Phone Number: (719) 587-8138

Program Requirements:

  • 60 program hours
  • Complete 2 one-week summer sessions on-campus

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of online application with $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Applicants who have below a 2.75 cumulative GPA from last conferred degree must provide a brief letter explaining the outcome of the GPA, what changed, and how you feel that now you would be a successful candidate
  • Personal statement- addressing the following topics: career goals as related to counseling, potential for forming effective counseling relationships, and respect for cultural differences. The statement should be a minimum of 3-5 pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Group interview

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester- July 1
  • Spring semester- December 1
  • Summer semester- April 1

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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