Master of Arts in Counseling
Open a private practice, work in a clinical behavioral health setting, lead a non-profit organization or go on to complete a Ph.D.
- Program Overview
- Application Process
- Program Features
- Tuition and Fees
- Admission Requirements
- Required Courses
- Financial Aid and Payment Plan Options
The Master of Arts in Counseling program is a 60 credit hour hybrid master’s degree that prepares students for Indiana state licensure. This degree provides flexibility to build your own career direction. Three concentrations are available: Addictions, Mental Health and Marriage and Family.
We also offer the M.A. in Counseling fully online.
- Complete an application.
- Schedule an information meeting with an Enrollment Counselor.
- Bethel University requires an official transcript from the college or university you received your Bachelor degree from. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to AGSAdmission@BethelUniversity.edu.
- Complete FAFSA and contact financial aid at 574.807.7326 if you are seeking federal student loans.
Service Assessment (per semester) for all programs:
- Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students: $185
- Full-time graduate students: $160
- All part-time students: $135
- Summer school: $125
- Complete an application online
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0.
- Bethel University requires official transcripts from each college/university attended. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to agsadmission@BethelUniversity.edu
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional).
- 350-500 word essay describing: (a) vocational goals, (b) personal worldview and values, and (c) how your developmental history has contributed to the construction of your identified goals and worldview.
- A personal interview with the coordinator of the program.
- Undergraduate course work, less than 10 years old, with a B or above in Psychology, totaling at least 15 hours is preferred. Completed courses should include:
- Human Growth and Development
- Theories of Personality
- Abnormal Psychology
- Research Methods
- Group facilitation
- Individual interviewing/counseling techniques
- Introduction to Psychology
- A TOEFL score of 540 or higher on the paper version, 207 or higher on the computer version if English is not your native language.