Masters in Professional Counseling degree receives Higher Learning Commission approval
St. Gregory's University's new Masters in Professional Counseling has officially received approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). St. Gregory's is now enrolling students for the master's degree program with the first classes beginning this fall.
"Our new Masters in Professional Counseling program is perfectly suited to our mission and complements our academic strengths," D. Gregory Main, president of St. Gregory's, said. "Our Benedictine values of caring for the whole person in mind, body and spirit will serve our counseling students well as they prepare for their career."
This new degree prepares students for counseling professions and emphasizes helping individuals and families from diverse faiths and cultures, assisting those suffering, grieving or facing end-of-life challenges, as well as working in ethically and clinically responsible ways.
Students may choose from one of three tracks when they apply. For those who would like to become a Professional Licensed Counselor, students may take courses required to sit for the state licensing exam. A Pastoral Counseling track provides specialized training for careers in mental or public health, hospices, community service or as pastors and chaplains. There is also a Counseling Psychology track, which prepares graduates for work in counseling, mental or public health and as other special care providers.
For more information on the new Masters in Professional Counseling program, contact St. Gregory's admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-878-5444.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.