Master of Arts in Counseling
Ottawa University

Program Details

A master’s degree in Counseling online from Ottawa University allows students to gain extensive real-world experience while learning advanced counseling skills. A field component of the program consists of 900 hours of supervised work in a community behavioral health agency. 

Trained counselors need to be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence in their clients. They help others heal, overcome addictions, and work through troubles in their lives. This online graduate Counseling program gives students the knowledge and skills to become a confident and compassionate counseling professional. 

Concentrations are available in the following areas:

  • Christian counseling
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Gerocounseling
  • Professional counseling
  • Treatment of trauma, abuse, and deprivation


  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Professional work experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Students are required to attend 2 weeklong residencies in Phoenix, Arizona.

Special Accreditation

National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

School Accreditation Statement

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