University of the Cumberlands

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) offers a flexible online Master’s degree in counseling, fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) that will lead students to become licensed professional counselors.

This online counseling degree serves both recent college graduates and those who want to broaden their expertise as mental health counselors by earning their licensed professional clinical counselor degree.

There are two tracks within the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program—Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and Addiction Counseling (AC). The aim of the CMHC program is to provide students with the academic background and requirements to become fully licensed professional counselors. The AC program prepares students to become licensed professional counselors as well as licensed addiction counselors.

Both tracks combine comprehensive coursework and hands-on experience enabling students to acquire the knowledge, theoretical foundations and best practices needed to serve as professional counselors.

Program Information

School Name: University of the Cumberlands

Program Name: Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Program Length: Two to Three Years

Enrollment Types: Full-Time

Instruction Methods: N/A

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Phone Number: (855) 791-7201

Program Requirements: 60 credit hours


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (A lower GPA may be acceptable for conditional admittance)
  • Official Transcripts must be received for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Submit a 500-word Statement of Purpose for graduate study
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Submit two Letters of Reference from individuals commenting on the applicants academic and professional potential