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Bluefield College is committed to developing highly skilled counselors to excel as community leaders, advocates, and practitioners who foster the well-being of society. Designed to adhere to the standards set by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the online Master of Arts in Counseling degree program prepares working professionals for rewarding careers in Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling. The program features a cohort model and hybrid delivery of online and on-campus intensives three times per year. You will learn from our experienced counselors, prepare for certification and licensure, and discover how to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Graduates of our program will model compassionate service to individuals, the community and humanity.
Focus on clinical mental health, substance abuse and addictions, and family/marriage counseling.
Learn to effectively guide, support, and communicate with school-aged children and at risk youth.
Both degree programs will seek CACREP accreditation and are pending SACSCOC approval. The School Counseling program has been approved by the Virginia Department of Education for the preparation of school counselors.
Small classes led by experienced faculty provide you with valuable counseling experience through direct service in the field. As a student, you will complete a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship in or near your community. This combination of online and experiential learning will give you the skills and experience you need to successfully address the social and emotional needs of clients from diverse backgrounds.