Program Overview

Prescott College offers the Master of Science in Counseling, a program that offers students an opportunity to discover and develop his or her own therapeutic qualities while learning theory and building skills for professional practice. Students prepare for careers as clinical counselors, couple and family therapists, addiction counselors, or school counselors. At the heart of the program is a holistic approach to mental health, healing and wellness.  This approach emphasizes empowerment of the client and recognizes the client’s experiential awareness as a key element in meaningful change. 

Students must select one of five areas of specialization:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Addictions Counseling
  • School Counseling

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    Essay. Letters of Recommendation. Resume. Official Transcripts.

    Limited Residency Master’s students attend colloquia on the Prescott campus during each Fall and Spring semester.  Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and goes until Sunday or Monday afternoon.

    School Overview

    Prescott college was established in 1963 with a goal “to produce the leaders increasingly crucial to successfully meeting the challenges of the changing world.” Over a half-century of leadership in developing and refining such new educational models has kept Prescott College at the forefront of schools seeking to address the urgent issues that face human societies right now. The themes students and faculty have identified over time as central to this effort include environmental awareness, social justice and peace studies, sustainable communities and sustainable agriculture, outdoor leadership, teacher preparation that includes multicultural education, and artistic and critical response to the issues of our world. 

    Prescott offers academic degrees at all levels, focusing on liberal arts, the environment, and social justice. Prescott’s Limited Residency program allows students to earn a degree from a distance, while providing on-campus opportunities that enrich the experience. Courses are taught by the core faculty and experts in the field.


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