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About this course

Since the Counseling Program at McDaniel College prepares individuals to be counselors in several environments, the training has a dual purpose, i.e., to ensure the counselor’s professional growth and skill development, and to increase the counselor’s personal growth and self-awareness.  This latter purpose is emphasized and given serious focus throughout the program.  Both cognitive and affective learning are considered necessary in counselor preparation, and this belief is reflected throughout the program. 

It is also a goal of the program to prepare the Master’s level counselor to integrate research, theory, practice, and reflection into all aspects of his/her training, reflected in course content and objectives.  The Counseling Program strives to maintain a balance between planned sequences and flexibility to respond to the individual needs of the student.  Increased emphasis has been placed on practical application of knowledge, skills, and self-awareness within the course structure.  Therefore, the students are involved in experiential learning in the core courses, an emphasis which intensifies as they move through the sequence.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed application for graduate study
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.