What will I learn?

Three Master of Arts (MA) degree options in the Counselor Education Program provide the professional preparation necessary for work in schools, colleges, rehabilitation, agency, and clinical mental health settings. The MA programs are in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. No thesis is required in any of the MA programs.

The School Counseling option leads to a master's degree and provides the professional preparation necessary for work in P-12 schools. Successful completion, including a comprehensive exam and the appropriate Praxis assessment, leads to traditional Class A certification for those with prerequisite certification and experience. Candidates without prerequisite certification and appropriate experience may apply for certification in Alabama based on completion of a CACREP-accredited school counseling program, earning a passing score on the National Counseling Examination, and meeting requirements outlined by the Alabama Department of Education.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has conferred accreditation on the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA), School Counseling (MA), Rehabilitation Counseling (MA), and Counselor Education (PhD) degrees.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (Total Hours: 48-51)

Tuition fees
USD $15,125.00 per semester for 9-15 hours.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 January 2022

Venue

College of Education

Carmichael Hall 201,

TUSCALOOSA,

Alabama,

35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission.

For international students

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Alabama

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations