MA in Mental Health Counseling

Affordable professional preparation

Our challenging 60-credit hour program meets the graduate education requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Indiana. You can choose to study full-time or part-time with our supportive and expert faculty. More affordable than similar programs, you will benefit from smaller class sizes (maximum of 15 students) and the extensive academic resources of Indiana University.

While completing our generalist program, you will work with faculty to explore areas of professional interest through course projects and clinical field experiences. At IU Columbus, you will form relationships with faculty, clinical supervisors, and fellow students that you will carry forward into your life after graduation.

NCACES Award for Innovation

Our Master’s Degree program in Mental Health Counseling has received the Innovative Counselor Education Program Award from the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES). The award is given in recognition of an outstanding, innovative, and/or unique masters counseling program at an institution in the 13-state North Central Region.

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IU Columbus is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. The MA in Mental Health Counseling curriculum is consistent with accreditation body guidelines for the profession of counseling and meets the criteria for preparing graduates for licensure as a mental health counselor in the State of Indiana.

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