Our CACREP accredited counseling program prepares students to become professional counselors that offer ethical, culturally responsive, wellness oriented, trauma informed, and evidence based preventive and therapeutic mental health services to diverse individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings.

Requirements

Graduation and licensure requirements vary according with the specialty. Find this information here:

Program Outcomes

Program objectives and program evaluation information, including the number of graduates for the past academic year, pass rates on credentialing examinations, completion rates, and job placement rates can be found below:

Counseling Program – 2020-21 Academic Year StatisticsCMHCCODACMCFC
2020-21
Graduates
2020-21
Graduates
2020-21
Graduates
Number of Graduates 2020-21131219
On-time program completion rate92%83%63%
Had job opportunity at internship site79%63%93%
Employed in the field upon program completion61%50%67%
100% of the CMHC graduates who took the licensure exam passed in the first attempt. No graduates of CODAC and MCFC had taken the exam yet at the survey time.

The Master of Arts in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

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Meet the Faculty

Our faculty is culturally diverse and occupy leadership positions in the profession. Meet the program faculty.

Spotlights

Learn more about our faculty, students, and alumni.

Faculty
Antwan Player, EdD, LMHC, LPCC

Dr. Player believes the classroom is an arena for cultivating knowledge. Each student brings a diverse life experience unique from …

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Student
Being a student at Adler Graduate School has meant an opportunity to start my professional life again. This time from the heart. The professors have been diverse, experienced, and go up and beyond to support their students’ learning. The class format has supported my ability to manage parenting and fulltime classwork. The assignments have allowed me to dive deep into subjects for which I would have never otherwise been able to engage. I will be forever grateful for this opportunity.
– Rachel Gatlin
Faculty
Nicole Randick, EdD, ATR-BC, REAT, LPC, NCC

As an educator, I aim to provide my students with a relational learning environment that stimulates engagement, encouragement, and creativity. …

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Student
My time at Adler Graduate School has been a rich and empowering experience, helping me to shift my focus from “what do I want to do?” to “who do I want to be?” Starting my counseling program at AGS, I had expected to learn about theories and techniques, but working toward my degree has been much more than that. AGS is rooted in community and driven by social justice, and it has been wonderful getting to know my professors, advisors, and fellow students – even as a fully remote student. I have appreciated AGS’s comprehensive approach to counseling education. The classes provide the broad, practical skills we need to succeed, such as in interviewing and ethics, while also exposing us to the breadth and depth of counseling topics and specialties. The work is not always easy, yet I have found it to be more than worth it.
– Leslie Boyle-Milroy, (she/her)

Concentration Areas

The Master of Arts in Counseling offers three areas of concentration including 1) Clinical Mental Health Counseling; 2) Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling; and 3) Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This 60-credit master’s program includes a combination of courses, internship, and electronic portfolio creating a flexible path to becoming a licensed mental health counselor.

Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

This 60-credit master’s program includes a combination of required courses, internship, and electronic portfolio that create a flexible path to becoming a licensed mental health counselor.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling

This 64-73 credit master’s program includes a combination of required coursework, internship, and electronic portfolio that provides a flexible path to becoming a licensed mental health counselor.

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