MC

Mississippi College

Graduate Programs

Master of Education in School Counseling

The mission of the School Counseling Program is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as school counselors.

The 48-51 semester hour M.Ed. in School Counseling leads to endorsement for the AA license as a school counselor, issued by the Department of Education.

Master of Science in Addiction Counseling

The mission of the Addiction Counseling program is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as school counselors.

The 60 semester hour M.S. in Addiction Counseling is intended for career advancement for addiction professionals who treat substance use disorders and process addictions such as sexual addiction and compulsive gambling. Addiction counselors work in a variety of hospital, residential treatment, outpatient, agency, and educational settings.

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling

The mission of the Marriage and Family Counseling program is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as marriage and family counselors.

The 60 semester hour M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling prepares professionals who work with individuals, couples, and families in healthcare, agency, and church settings. Marriage and Family Counselors use the systems perspective to construct innovative and effective treatment approaches.

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

The mission of the Mental Health Counseling program is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as mental health counselors.

The 60 semester hour M.S. in Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals to work in mental and behavioral healthcare settings, including hospitals, regional centers, and agencies. Mental Health Counselors use the biopsychosocial model to plan treatments for mental disorders and other conditions.

Education Specialist in Counseling

The mission of the Education Specialist program is to help students acquire advanced competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as school counselors or licensed professional counselors.

The 66 semester hour (minimum of 18 semester hours beyond the Master's degree) Ed.S. degree in Counseling enables school counselors to continue their studies and qualify for the AAA school counselor license. The Ed.S. program also enables post-Master's degree students to complete coursework or internships required for licensure as a professional counselor.

Doctor of Professional Counseling

The mission of the Doctor of Professional Counseling program is to help students acquire advanced competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as a specialist and leader in the profession.

The 72 semester hour (beyond the 60 semester hours of the Master's degree) DPC degree enables entry-level counselors to continue their studies and attain the status of a master counselor or psychotherapist. Most DPC graduates will pursue specializations in private practice, professional leadership positions, and teaching in counselor education.