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Counseling (M.A.)



Marymount University offers a M.A. in counseling with three specializations from which a student must choose. These specializations are Clinical Mental Health, Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling. 

Marymount’s CACREP, licensure-track counseling program provides an opportunity to earn a degree and complete coursework needed for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in 60 credit hours. Individuals are eligible to sit for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) examination at Marymount toward the end of their program of study and begin the supervised experience necessary to become a licensed professional counselor upon completion of this degree program. Electives in any specializations should be done in consultations with advisors to meet licensure requirements in other states.  

This video, which won 4th place in a national contest during CACREP Advocacy Week, explains a bit more about our programs and the importance of accreditation in choosing a school.

Program Options

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
  • Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling 
  • Counseling with Forensic and Legal Psychology

Marymount offers a Forensic and Legal Psychology option for students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Through this program, you have an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Arts in Forensic and Legal Psychology.

Program Awards

  • 2015 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program ranked #4 out of 25 Mental Health Counseling Programs across the nation
  • 2014 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision award for outstanding master's counseling program
  • 2014 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision award for outstanding master's counseling program
  • 2014 European branch of the American Counseling Association award for outstanding Counselor Education Program
  • 2011 National Board for Certified Counselors award for Professional Identity

Counseling Department

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: (800) 548-7638
 (703) 284-5901

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Counseling (M.A.)

Counseling (M.A.)