Master's in Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the master’s program in Counseling at Ball State University is to prepare students for a career in the helping professions. The program will help students develop a professional identity as a counselor and prepare them to work in a variety of community and school settings. Intensive, supervised practica and internships are required, providing real-life work experience in the application of basic psychotherapeutic procedures and evaluation techniques in an approved and appropriate setting. Three program options are offered for the MA in counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling). A dual major in social psychology and counseling is also offered.
Please see the Department Handbook for degree requirements for students pursuing a master's degree in counseling.
The courses and practical experiences in the master's degree in counseling programs are designed to help students achieve specific training goals, including:
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