Community Counseling (Master)

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The Master of Science in Community Counseling at Mount Aloysius College prepares students for national certification and professional licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.  Students learn the skills required for employment in a variety of settings, including private practice, mental health centers, drug/alcohol treatment facilities, correctional institutions, child care centers, and health care institutions.  Mount Aloysius College Community Counseling graduates are grounded in the values of hospitality, service, mercy and justice, making them leaders in the field of counseling and in the larger global community.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the counseling field is to grow by 19% from 2014 to 2024. The median salary for a counselor during 2014 was $70,700.

      Program Highlights
    • Convenience – designed for the working professional with evening classes held year-round.
    • Flexible – students can move through the program at their own pace.
    • Program meets the educational requirements for becoming a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and to earn National Certification.
    • Affordable tuition.
      Application Requirements
    • An application with professional career/goal statement and $30 application fee.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • Official undergraduate transcripts.
    • An undergraduate statistics course is required; an undergraduate research methods course is highly recommended.
    • Applicants with an overall GPA above a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are NOT required to take the GRE exam.  Applicants who already hold an advanced degree are NOT required to take the GRE exam.  GRE scores must be less than 5 years old at the time of application.


Meet Our Department!

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

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