As the state’s largest private institution founded with the values of the Jesuit and Roman Catholic faiths, Marquette University is home to more than 11,600 students on its 98-acre urban campus within walking distance of downtown Milwaukee. Recently recognized as the 10th university bestowed the “Changemaker Campus” title by the Ashoka Institute, Marquette is currently ranked as the 75th best college, 49th top value school, 14th best up-and-coming university, and 7th top college for veterans nationwide by the U.S. News and World Report. Furthermore, the College of Education is named the 98th best graduate education school in the entire United States.
Featuring a seamless blend of advanced coursework, field practicum, internships, and other training experiences, the M.A. in School Counseling program is designed to provide a comprehensive preparation for professional counseling practice within elementary and/or secondary school settings. In introducing students to the perspectives of school counselors, the program strongly focuses on the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that impact human lifespan development. Aligned with the principles outlined by the American School Counselor Association’s National Model for School Counseling Programs, the curriculum requires the completion of at least 48 credit hours and 500 clock hours of practice in an approved PK-12 school under supervision of a licensed school counselor.
Dedicated to training graduate students as professional counselors in evidence-based practices, the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares graduates to lead individual, group, couple, or family counseling interventions to improve the mental and social well-being of clients struggling through life’s challenges. Depending on their targeted practice population, students have the freedom to choose a specialization for their degree path in Addiction Counseling or Child and Adolescent Counseling. Within the 60-credit program, students will need to complete at least 500 clock hours of direct practice in a practicum experience and an internship within approved clinical mental health settings in the greater Milwaukee area.
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA)