About this course
Doane College offers a program of study and training leading to the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree. The mission of the Master of Arts in Counseling program is to prepare graduates of programs in psychology, sociology, social work, human development, human relations, nursing, and education to be highly competent mental health counselors who are:
- skilled in the delivery of direct services
- knowledgeable about current empirical and theoretical developments in the counseling field
- capable of critically evaluating clinical research
- cognitively complex
- able to assume leadership positions as respected consultants in a variety of mental health delivery systems.
The MAC program is designed to provide mental health practitioner training based on developing basic competencies and personal professional identity. This includes competencies in the areas of relationship development and management, counseling interventions, appraisal, research methodology, theoretical knowledge, and multicultural and human diversity. Within each of these areas, it is anticipated that the student will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for counseling practice.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution must have been earned with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours in psychology or a related field (e.g., sociology, social work, human development, human relations, nursing, education). Three of these credits must be in undergraduate statistics. Furthermore, the student must have one of the following: a) a cumulative grade point average in these courses of 3.00 or above (on a 4.00 scale) or b) a cumulative grade point average in these courses of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale), plus three additional graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Counseling program (for a total of nine credits) with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.