Grand Canyon University

3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

Program Details

Masters of Science in Professional Counseling.  The curriculum offers an in-depth examination of counseling theories, chemical dependency, marriage and family, social and cultural issues, psychopharmacology, diagnostics, assessment and treatment, psychopathology, research methods, and more. In addition, four practicum-internships provide a total of 600 contact hours of opportunity for students to develop counseling skills. Courses in this rigorous program were chosen to meet the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors for the National Certified Counselor credential (NCC) and by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. A master’s degree in counseling is required in 48 states for individuals seeking to become licensed as counselors. Graduates from this program are prepared to meet the academic requirements for licensure in Arizona as a: Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Additionally, graduates from most other states will be academically prepared to begin the process of seeking certification and licensure in their home state. Licensing and certification requirements may vary from state to state. It is the student’s responsibility to check the licensing and certification requirements in their state.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      62
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $500.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $500.00
    • Military Rate:
      $400.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $2,145.00
    • Fees Overview :

      Canyon Connect Fee per course: $95

      Graduating Fee: $150

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $33,145.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $33,145.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Military:
      $26,945.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    Accredited bachelor’s degree from a GCU-approved institution with a 2.8 GPA or higher

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Restrictions

    Not approved in the following states: AR, FL, IL, KS, KY, MO, ND, NH, NY.

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