The Higher Learning Commission has accredited a new master of science in counseling program, to be offered beginning in fall 2016 at Marian University.
The graduate counseling program prepares school and clinical mental health counselors through comprehensive programs designed to meet professional standards of the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Indiana License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) licensure eligibility, and Indiana State Board of Education Initial Practitioner License. The program will utilize a competency-based curriculum providing a holistic approach to mental health that integrates aspects of the mind, body, and spirit. The university will offer two counseling tracks—clinical mental health and school—for the master of science in counseling degree.
The clinical mental health counseling track will provide broad counseling preparation in areas such as the neurological bases of disorders, addiction, marriage and family, child/adolescence, and individuals in crisis. Students completing this track will be qualified to begin the process of acquiring their License in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC).
The school counseling track will prepare students to deliver comprehensive programs that promote success for all k-12 students. Students completing this track will be qualified to begin the process of acquiring their Indiana School Counselor (Initial Practitioner) License.
The cohort program is designed to be completed in two years (one or two required summers). Students in the clinical mental health track are required to complete 1,000 on-site hours. School counseling track students are required to complete 705 hours of experience in k-12 schools.
Marian University has offered post-baccalaureate degrees since 2001. The Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership offers the master of arts in teaching (since 2001), the master of education in special education, master of education in education leadership, and the non-degree, school licensure program for Building Level Administrator. The College of Osteopathic Medicine began offering the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012.
Applications for the new program must be received by April 1, 2016. Apply by February 15 for early consideration. For more information about this new program, please contact Laurel Camp, Ph.D., department chair and professor of psychology, at email@example.com or at 317.955.6075.