Chicago Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Community Counseling
The Argosy University, Chicago Community Counseling degree program is designed to provide students with a sound foundation for the practice of community counseling, with a multifaceted focus on developmental and preventive mental health services.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Community Counseling degree program introduces students to the basic skills of counseling, integrating individual, group, family, and organizational interventions. This Argosy University, Chicago master’s degree program emphasizes development of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required for the ethical provision of quality professional counseling services.
For academic year 2014-2015, there were 42 graduates of Argosy University, Chicago’s Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling program. Approximately 66% of graduates passed the licensure exam on their first attempt. Of the admitted students, 70% graduated from the program in the expected time period and 64.7% of graduates actively seeking jobs were employed within 6 months of graduating.
The Argosy University, Chicago Community Counseling program is designed to prepare you for specialized career options providing:
• individual and group counseling
• case management
• professional consultation
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.
The Argosy University, Chicago master’s in Community Counseling degree program is committed to preparing students to pursue a professional career as master’s-level counseling practitioners who can function ethically and effectively with demonstrated knowledge of social and cultural diversity.
Convenient Program Formats
Classes for new students conveniently begin several times a year, allowing students to enter the program throughout the year. New classes start each fall, spring, and summer semester. Contact the Admissions Department for details concerning entrance times.
Eligibility for Licensure
Graduates of the Community Counseling degree program may wish to pursue licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Illinois.
The Argosy University, Chicago 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.
Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Argosy University, Chicago Community Counseling 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.