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Argosy University, Washington DC Community Counseling Program

MA, Community Counseling

Program Information

Are you looking for community counseling programs in Washington DC? The mission of the Master of Arts (MA) in Community Counseling degree program at Argosy University, Washington DC in Arlington, Virginia, is to create a learning environment that promotes academic excellence, professional competence, and personal integrity. We serve a diverse, metropolitan student body who are intrinsically motivated to help others.

The Argosy University, Washington DC Community Counseling degree program actively engages faculty and students in the preparation of counselors who meet the needs of a dynamic and diverse community. The purpose of the program is to deliver those core learning experiences established by academic program accrediting and state licensure boards to assure that students completing our program are competent, ethical counselors prepared for post-graduate positions on the path to professional counseling licensure.

Last year, there were 24 graduates of Argosy University, Washington DC’s Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensing examinations. The pass rate for graduates taking the NCE examination in 2013 was 71%. Of the admitted students, 27% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 42.3% of graduates actively seeking jobs are employed within 6 months of graduating.

Career Outcomes
This Argosy University, Washington DC Community Counseling degree program is designed to prepare you for specialized career options providing:
• individual and group counseling
• case management
• professional consultation
• supervision

You will be prepared to pursue work in a variety of settings, including community agencies, government mental health services, hospitals and clinics, and private practices.

Eligibility for Licensure
Licensure in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia each require a master’s degree in counseling, 60 semester credit hours of coursework, and post-master’s supervised work experience (amount of hours varies from state to state). The 48-credit-hour MA in Community Counseling program includes the required core coursework for licensure. Students interested in pursuing this licensure will need to complete 12 hours of post-master’s courses and the additional supervised experience. Several options for completing the 12 hours of coursework are available through this program either by taking additional courses prior to or subsequent to completing the master’s degree. Much of the supervised experience may be obtained through employment in the field after completing the master’s degree.

It is the student’s responsibility to determine the requirements for professional licensure in the state they wish to practice. Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the regulations governing professional counselor licensure. These regulations are available directly from each regulatory board listed.

Virginia
Board of Professional Counselors
Department of Health Professions
Web: www.dhp.virginia.gov/

Maryland
State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Web: www.dhmh.state.md.us/bopc/

District of Columbia
Board of Professional Counseling/Application and Support Division
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration

CACREP Accreditation
The Argosy University, Washington D.C Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990 www.cacrep.org.

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Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Washington DC master degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information. End your search for community counseling programs in Washington DC at Argosy University, Washington DC.

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