The program consists of sixty (60) semester hours of courses specific to clinical mental health counseling. These courses are offered in online and weekend format and include required practicum and internship experiences. The content, course sequence, and contact hours of the master's degree program are structured to prepare students for the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor examinations offered through the Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors. The Montana Code Annotated sets additional requirements related to post-degree supervised counseling experience as part of the licensing process.
3 Year Curriculum
4 Year Curriculum
The specific MSC curriculum components are designed to embrace not only the broader UGF mission, but actively incorporate the Providence Leadership Covenant, licensure law standards, and professional counselor preparation guidelines, especially the criteria set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).
The required Self-Study of the MSC program for CACREP accreditation was submitted on July 6th, 2016, and is currently under review.
The MSC program is accredited through the University of Great Falls accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
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Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224 www.nwccu.org