The M.A. in Counseling program at Johnson State combines a core of courses in general counseling, elective courses and an internship specifically tailored to your occupational interest. Participants may specialize in:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- School Counseling (including college counseling)
- Mental Health and Addictions counseling
Information About our Exciting Future as Northern Vermont University
On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a single institution with two campuses and an online division. Links below will take you to 2017-18 program descriptions and requirements. The 2018-19 Northern Vermont University graduate catalog will be available in summer 2018.
The curriculum plan for a Master of Arts in Counseling requires students to take a core of required courses, additional specialization course work in the area of interest, a personal growth experience and an internship with accompanying seminar. No thesis is required.
Whenever possible, faculty individualize the program to meet each student’s specific career objectives. Individually designed internships are developed with area agencies, schools, businesses and colleges.
Class Meetings & Timeline
Most courses are offered in the late afternoon or evenings, on weekends and in the summer. It takes approximately 2.5-3.5 years to finish the degree, depending upon how quickly the student wishes to progress; all students are required to complete their programs within five years. Selected courses are open to non-degree students on a space-available basis.
- M.A. in Counseling: Addictions Counseling: This degree will prepare you for a career in the growing field of addiction treatment. Learn more
- M.A. in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Take your place among other health professionals in a range of clinical mental health settings with this degree. Learn more
- M.A. in Counseling: General: Help others reach their potential, resolve relationship issues, transcend trauma and more as a licensed counselor. Learn more
- M.A. in Counseling: School Counseling: Help elementary, high school and college students navigate the path of education, career and adulthood. Learn more