Marian University to Launch Counseling Masters
Marian University will begin offering a master of science in counseling next year. The school says the program will focus on a holistic approach to mental health and prepare students to be school and clinical health counselors.
The Higher Learning Commission has accredited the program, which will be offered beginning in fall 2016. The school says it will prepare students to meet professional standards of the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs and eligibility for an Indiana License in Mental Health Counseling and the Indiana State Board of Education Initial Practitioner License.
Marian says the competency-based curriculum will include a focus on health of the mind, body and spirit. It will offer two counseling tracks: clinical mental health and school. The program is designed to be completed in two years. It includes 1,000 on-site hours for clinical mental health students and 705 in-school hours for school counseling track students.