Counseling (MA)

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Goal Statement

Master of Arts/ Master of Arts in Education

Mental Health Counseling

The UNI Mental Health Counseling program (M.A.) has an outstanding reputation and received the NCACES Innovative Counselor Education Master's Degree Program Award in 1999. Our program is based on long-standing tradition and is delivered by highly energetic faculty who are extensively involved in research, practice, and professional service at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Graduates of this program will be prepared to practice in a variety of mental health and community agencies, including hospitals, clinics, substance abuse agencies, hospice organizations, and mental health centers. The Mental Health Counseling Program, the first CACREP-accredited mental health program in the nation, has a well-established nationwide reputation for excellence.

School Counseling

The UNI School Counseling program (M.A.E.) prepares individuals to practice counseling in K-12 school settings. Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to implement a comprehensive, sequential, developmental program as described in the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. Furthermore, they will be trained to collaborate as well as assume leadership roles in order to promote healthy development for all children and families in a diverse society. The School Counseling Program, also CACREP-accredited has a well-established nationwide reputation for excellence, having been one of the first programs in the nation to train elementary counselors and among the first to offer K-12 training programs.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available

  • Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • School Counseling (MAE)

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • Mental Health Counseling
    • Fall Admission is due February 1
  • School Counseling
    • Fall Admission is due February 1

Graduate Assistantship Requirements

Students must complete and submit the graduate assistantship and/or tuition scholarship applications forms ( by February 1.

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