Indiana Wesleyan University

Master of Arts in Counseling

Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Graduate Counseling offers a Master of Arts degree with a major in Counseling for those seeking to advance their professional careers.

The program has six separate counseling specializations:

  • Clinical Addictions Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Community Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • School Counseling
  • Student Development Counseling and Administration

All specializations are available on a part-time or full-time basis. The university also offers a Post-Master's Degree Certificate leading to eligibility for licensure in a profession different than the one in which they were trained and an Addictions Counseling Certificate for individuals seeking to augment their professional preparation by taking a sequence of specialized courses in addictions counseling.

Hands-on clinical experience under the supervision of experienced faculty begins in the first semester of study, continues into on-site practicums and culminates with community-based internships. The division offers a number of assistantships and scholarships as well as research opportunities for doctoral students.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling specializations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Through the Addictions Counseling specialization, Indiana Wesleyan University is an Approved Education Provider of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.


Program Information

School Name: Indiana Wesleyan University

Program Name: Master of Arts in Counseling

Program Length: Full-Time: 2 ½ to 3 years Part-Time: 3 ½ to 5 years

Enrollment Types: Full-Time or Part-Time

Instruction Methods: Asynchronous

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Phone Number: (866)-468-6498

Program Requirements:

The 60-hour degrees are licensure tracks; the 36- and 48-hour degrees are master's degree programs, but graduates are not license-eligible.

  • Addictions Counseling - 48 Credits
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling - 60 Credits
  • Community Counseling - 48 Credits
  • Marriage And Family Counseling/Therapy - 60 Credits
  • School Counseling - 48 Credits
  • Student Development Counseling and Administration - 36 Credits

Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed.
  • Six credit hours in Psychology, of which three credit hours must be in Abnormal Psychology (Developmental Psychology for Student Development Counseling and Administration).
  • Six credit hours in Bible. Students may take any of the undergraduate courses at Indiana Wesleyan University and be admitted on a conditional basis until all prerequisites are satisfactorily completed. (One course in New Testament and one course in Old Testament are preferred.)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within five years of application to the program. Verbal (V) score of at least 146 required.
  • Demonstrate writing proficiency based on evaluation of submitted autobiography.
  • Three recommendations, at least one from a professor and one from a supervisor/professional.

Applicants whose application documents demonstrate potential for success in the Graduate Program in Counseling will participate in a personal interview.