Community Counseling (Master)

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Why Study Community Counseling at Mount Aloysius College?

At MAC, you will have the opportunity to learn from top-notch professors who bring theory and practical applications to the classroom.

The M.S. Degree in Community Counseling is designed for individuals seeking licensure as a Professional Counselor. Professional Counselors are in high demand and the job outlook is excellent. The MAC program is designed with working people in mind.

Program Highlights

  • 100% placement rate for the past three years
  • Theory and practical applications
  • Faculty has 45 years of counseling experience
  • Designed for working individuals
  • Hybrid format

Customized for Working Individuals

Classes are offered year round two evenings per week in a hybrid format.  This format allows for individuals to continue professional development in their chosen field while attending graduate school.

Where will I work?

Upon graduation, MAC Community Counseling graduates enjoy an excellent job placement rate (100% for the past three years.)

Our graduates work in a number of settings including:

  • Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Federal and State Correction Institutions
  • College Counseling Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
  • Methadone Maintenance Facilities
  • College Faculty

Organizations such as:

  • Alternative Community Resource Program
  • Indiana Child Guidance Center
  • Hiram G. Andrews Center
  • Conemaugh Hospital
  • Home Nursing Agency
  • Blair Family Solutions
  • Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center
  • Discovery House Rehabilitative Services

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

There is high job placement rate in this industry. Salaries vary depending on the setting in which the graduate chooses to practice.

Median Salary as a profession is approximately $50,000.00 annually.

Recent Success Stories

Jessica Quigley, Class of 2013, gained employment with University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as a campus counselor. She also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Mount Aloysius College.

Natasha Fox, class of 2014, was hired during her last term in the graduate program as the Program Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services at the Indiana Child Guidance Center.

Who will teach me?

Each course in the Community Counseling program is taught by a faculty member with specific knowledge and experience in the subject matter being taught. Currently the fulltime program faculty includes: two doctoral trained Professional Counselors with a combined 45 years of counseling experience, one Cognitive Psychologist, one Developmental Psychologist and a Statistician. Program adjunct faculty members all currently practice in the field of counseling.

Dig Deeper!

Available concentrations and specializations
Available concentrations and specializations include:

  • Students completing the program meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania
  • A certificate in Addiction Counseling is also available
Internship Opportunities
The majority of MAC Community Counseling interns are offered a job at their internship site prior to graduation. Other benefits include networking and job placement; social responsibility; critical thinking; practice counseling techniques; collaboration and team work and written and oral communication.

Internship opportunities include:

  • Alternative Community Resource Program-Interns and employees
  • Indiana Child Guidance Center-Interns and employees
  • Hiram G. Andrews Center- Interns
  • Conemaugh Hospital- Interns
  • Home Nursing Agency- Interns and Employees
  • Blair Family Solutions- Interns and Employees
  • Pitt Johnstown- employee
  • Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center- Employee
  • Discovery House Rehabilitative Services- Interns/ Employees
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Federal and State Correction Institutions
  • College Counseling Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
  • Methadone Maintenance Facilities
  • College Faculty

What’s the next step?

  • Request Information¬†(top of this page!)
  • Schedule a visit and see the campus
  • Apply to become a Mountie!


Meet Our Department!

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Virginia Gonsman
Professor of Psychology
Department Chair, Psychology & Religious Studies
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David Haschak
Associate Academic Dean and Chairperson of Humanities, Social Science and Professional Studies Division/ Coordinator Community Counseling Graduate Program
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Laura Lansing
Professor of Psychology
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Antoinette Woods
Assistant Professor of Community Counseling
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Mary Shuttlesworth
Assistant Professor of Psychology

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