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MA Counseling and Mental Health

The Counseling and Mental Health program from University of Arizona prepares students to become certified rehabilitation counselors, certified school counselors, and licensed associate counselors.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The mission of the Counseling and Mental Health program from University of Arizona is to educate professional counselors to work with persons with disabilities as well as children and youth in school settings.

Program curriculum draws from foundational content in rehabilitation, school, and mental health counseling. Through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, data, and action, program graduates will be competent at identifying and overcoming barriers that impede equal access to educational, social, environmental, and career opportunities for all persons.

Personal Achievement

Graduates will be dedicated to promoting and facilitating the personal achievement, empowerment, and quality of life of all the populations we serve.The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages.

This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Careers

As a counselor, you will engage in relationships that empower diverse population groups, including children, adolescents, adults, and individuals with disabilities. Depending on your selected area of emphasis, you may work in school or rehabilitation settings, as well as other environments that include:

  • Mental health treatment programs
  • Substance abuse treatments centers
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Private practice

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • Principles of Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Planning and Placement
  • Psychosocial and Familial Aspects of Disability
  • Practicum Rehabilitation Specialty
  • Counseling over the Lifespan
  • Career Development and Advanced Educational Planning for School Counselors

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