Adams State University

Master of Arts in Counseling

Adams State University offers a Master of Arts in Counseling with specializations in clinical mental health and school counseling. Both programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the Colorado Department of Education.

Through their online plus program, students will engage in two one-week summer residencies on campus. Designed to meet the needs of students who are not within driving distance to a counseling educational program or for those with professional schedules, Adams State University's online plus program contains the same content as it's on-campus counterpart.

Both clinical mental health and school counseling programs at Adams State meet the requirements for licensure and certification for Colorado. It is recommended that applicants check with their state on how this program matches with state requirements.

Program Information

School Name: Adams State University

Program Name: Master of Arts in Counseling

Program Length: Two 1/2 years

Enrollment Type: 

Instruction Methods: Asynchronous

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

Phone Number: (719) 587-8138

Program Requirements:

  • 60 Credits
  • Completion of five consecutive semesters
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete 12-credit hour internship


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed online application with $30 fee
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of professional recommendation
  • Personal statement, 3-5 pages typed, double-spaced on your past helping experiences, future goals in the helping profession, and personal qualities that will enable you to be an effective counselor
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester – July 1st
  • Spring Semester - December 1st