Argosy University - Schaumburg Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Argosy University, Schaumburg recognizes the need to offer human services providers the extensive knowledge and range of skills necessary to serve effectively in the profession. Programs have been developed by Argosy University faculty members to enable students to pursue personal and professional goals through completion of a Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program. Courses and curricula are designed to parallel prevailing licensure and certification requirements as closely as possible. Because of variations among states, each student should check with regional authorities to confirm such requirements.
For academic year 2014-2015, there were 10 graduates of Argosy University, Schaumburg’s Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling program, now called Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Our graduates consistently achieve above average pass rates on licensing examinations. Approximately 75% of graduates passed the NCE examination on their first attempt. Of the admitted students, 80% graduated from the program in the expected time period and 53.6% of graduates actively seeking jobs were employed within 6 months of graduating.
• Professional Identity: Value all aspects of professional functioning, including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, legalities, standards, and credentialing
• Social and Cultural Diversity: Apply core theory and research of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural and diverse society to the counseling profession
• Human Growth and Development: Interpret and apply core theory and research of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels
• Career Development: Apply core theory and research of career development, the psychology of work, and related factors
• Helping Relationships: Ethically and effectively deliver a range of counseling and consultation services
• Group Work: Understand the theoretical and experiential foundations of group purpose, development, and dynamics; will apply group counseling methods and skills
• Assessment: Understand principles of testing and measurement, and will apply both individual and group methods of assessment and evaluation
• Research and Program Evaluation: Understand methods and roles of research, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation
• Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in written communication
• Interpersonal Effectiveness: Develop and improve positive relationship skills via effective communication, respect for others, appreciation of diversity and cultural sensitivity, and awareness of their impact on others.
The Argosy University, Schaumburg Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health 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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- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
- A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work).
- Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated program minimums may be considered for admission with significant evidence of academic and professional potential demonstrated by the career and/or professional accomplishments indicated in the statement of academic and professional goals, the career summary, and academic or professional letters of recommendation. Such Admission must be recommended by the Admissions Committee and department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student's academic file.
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, " ."
- Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form.
- Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
- Current résumé (or career summary).
- Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms.
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
* Indicates courses required before practicum.
**Satisfactory completion of practicum is required before internship.
***Students enroll in for two credit hours for two consecutive semesters.
In each program at Argosy University, Schaumburg, the requirements to successfully complete certain courses may not be met by transfer of credit hours based on coursework from other institutions.
Transfer credit hours are not accepted for the following courses required by the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program: