Note: This program will be available beginning with the Fall 2024 semester. An application for this program has been submitted to our accreditor and is pending HLC approval.
Help people become self-aware, establish a growth mindset, and master the challenges of life with a degree in Counseling.
Counselors are skilled professionals who help their clients identify areas for growth and face life’s changes. Counselors use a combination of methods from therapeutic skills and consultation techniques to work with both individuals and groups. In any setting, the goal of counseling is to help people develop their potential, enable advancement, and live more fulfilling and fruitful lives.
- Students in this program study theories and techniques for working with diverse groups to address a variety of issues plaguing people’s daily lives. Students will complete both a counseling practicum and an internship where they will apply knowledge and skills of counseling and consultation theories and techniques, practicing with clients in a supervised lab and gaining community placement experience under the supervision of a licensed counselor.
- Our Master of Science in Counseling program is designed with guidance from counseling and mental health professionals and is constantly updated to align with standards in the mental health field.
- Graduates of the program have a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in counseling that is highly sought after by employers.
Why Study Counseling
This program prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. The program will cover counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations. Prepares students for National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and more.
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The Baker College Master of Science in Counseling degree program is a 2.5-year, 60 credit hour program, allowing for time to complete 600+ practicum hours. The program includes 60 hours in core courses, research and clinical courses, and capstone courses. Program courses include Clinical Counseling Skills, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Diagnosis and Case Conceptualizations, as well as a counseling practicum and internship.
Diversity, Multicultural Competence, and Social Justice Issues
Clinical Counseling Skills
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
This program is pending HLC approval.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
Classes Available Anywhere
This program is offered online.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live