2017-2018 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOGVolume 1: 2017.2018

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Students in the MA in counseling professional degree program will be expected to participate in self-growth and self-disclosure experiences in some coursework as delineated by the ACA Code of Ethics (2014). While contents of self-disclosure will not relate to lowered academic evaluations, they may lead to the requirement that a student seek professional help to address any personal concerns that may be affecting development of competent counseling and interpersonal skills, formation of the counselor in training, and openness to supervision (ACA, 2014).

This program is offered by the .

It is highly recommended that students become involved in their local and national professional counseling organization for formation of professional identity and the provision of additional learning, professional networking, and leadership opportunities. Student membership in ACA provides professional liability insurance, legal support, and access to academic and career resources.


Students must select one track from the options below.

The mission of the Webster University graduate professional counseling degree program is to provide high-quality learning experiences to students, helping them become expert professional counselors who strive for individual excellence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life in local, national, and global societies. Curriculum is culturally inclusive, training students with a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions, private practice, and government, business, and industrial settings. It is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, practice, and skills for working with individuals, couples, children, families, and groups in a variety of mental health settings.

Tiered Instruction and Interventions track (online only)

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Select any four of the following courses:

The MA in counseling at Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Clinical Mental Health emphasis offered on the home campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

The MA in counseling professional degree program offers emphases in clinical mental health counseling; couples, marriage, family, and child counseling; school counseling; family life counseling; and community counseling. Note that not all emphases are offered at all campuses.

Additional Required Subject Area Courses:

This program is offered at the St. Louis home campus and at select U.S. and international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a full list of campuses and the programs they offer.

Required Core Counseling Courses:

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