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Master of Science in Professional Counseling / Childhood & Adolescence Disorders

Program Details

The Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders program is designed for students interested in becoming professional counselors. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, and address childhood- and adolescence-related disorders, developmental issues, child-parent-related issues, school and family life, and disorders specified in the DSM. The program meets the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Students are provided with comprehensive training to achieve national certification and licensure in Arizona as a counselor.  Graduates of this degree program may apply for state licensure, after passing the state-mandated testing, and be prepared for careers as counselors, behavioral health counselors, or mental health counselors. 


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


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