Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling (M.A.Ed.)

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Are you a servant leader at heart, who has a passion to help others in a meaningful way?

Ready to help those who are struggling mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? Pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and/or school counseling may be the right career path for you!

Begin your path towards becoming a licensed professional counselor at multiple start dates during the academic year and may choose from various program formats and options.

Our program is fully accredited by:The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Hy-flex modality for our counseling programs is now available so that students may complete their coursework fully online if they choose. Our use of "owl" camera technology allows online students to hear and see what is happening in the classroom in real time.

Program Options

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program (Hybrid or Fully Online)

  • The CMHC hybrid option is an effective combination of fully on-campus courses, hybrid courses (50% on campus and 50% online), and fully online courses
  • The CMHC fully online option does not have any residency requirements, with several opportunities to interact with faculty and other graduate counseling students in the CMHC program.

School Counseling (SC) Program (Hybrid or Fully Online)

  • The SC hybrid option is an effective combination of fully on-campus courses, hybrid courses (50% on campus and 50% online), and fully online courses.
  • The School Counseling program can now be completed fully-online without a residency requirement, so that students can prepare for a competitive job market that fits into their busy lifestyle from wherever they live.

Dual Programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program + School Counseling Program (Hybrid Delivery Format Only)

  • There is a large overlap of coursework between the two programs (only 78 credit hours required). Students who complete both programs have been extremely successful in securing employment within the counseling profession.

Practical experience

Our experienced faculty work alongside of students to set-up their hands on practicum and internship opportunities that are spread out over the course of three semesters. 

Our holistic approach to counseling education allows us to continue to graduate highly-sought after counselors who excel in their field. Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and School Counseling program have high pass rates for licensure board exams and high employment rates after graduation. 

All of our counseling programs are accredited by the: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP). 


Graduate certificate options

New at Malone for the 2022-23 academic year:

  1. Addictions Counseling
  2. Trauma Counseling
PENDING FINAL HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION (HLC) APPROVAL