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Psychology & Counseling

M.S. in Marriage & Family Counseling

The master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Mississippi College prepares students for careers as family-focused practitioners.

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling (M.S.) Degree

Mississippi College’s Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling offers students the theoretical frameworks and clinical skills needed to plan and implement treatments for patients’ mental disorders and conditions. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), this mental health counseling degree prepares students to apply for licensure and become a counselor in the state of Mississippi.

Program Overview

Through 60 semester hours of classroom and clinical work, this Master’s in Mental Health Counseling helps students acquire the core competencies, specialized knowledge and skills necessary to become effective mental health professionals. Compared to other behavioral health approaches, mental health counselors utilize the biopsychosocial model and focus on guiding patients through the treatment process for improved mental health.

With their mental health counseling degree, graduates are well-prepared to obtain National Counseling Certification and/or take the National Counselor Examination (NCE). To become a counselor in Mississippi, they must have a master’s degree in counseling, have finished their supervised hours and passed the NCE and the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

Whatever path to professional certification that they pursue, our counseling students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings, including private practice, hospitals and agencies, and even pursue a doctoral degree later in their career.

In addition to our M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi College also offers a M.S. in Marriage and Family Counseling and an M.Ed. in School Counseling

Earn a family counseling degree at Mississippi College

Mississippi College’s Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling prepares students to join the rewarding profession of family counseling services. Offering the opportunity to pursue Licensed Professional Counselor certification, the program provides rigorous hands-on experience to facilitate the next step of our student’s careers.

Request information to learn more about the Marriage and Family Counseling master’s degree at Mississippi College. 

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