The Department of Counselor Education offers a 60 credit hour program (20 courses) leading to the Master of Arts in Family Counseling.
The M.A. in Family Counseling program fulfills the educational requirements for the two levels of licensure as professional counselors in the State of Illinois: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Graduates of this program also meet the educational requirements of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Membership and the Marriage and Family Therapy license (LMFT) in the State of Illinois. The Family Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Find out more information on Counselor Education’s accreditation, licensures, and credentialing.
Family counselors work with couples, families, and children. Employment settings for family counselors include mental health and community counseling agencies, chemical dependency programs, hospitals, marriage and family counseling clinics, crisis centers, and court services. Many experienced LMFTs and LCPCs work in private practice settings and bill third-party insurance.
Credit hours required: 60
The program admits students for the Fall and Spring semesters.
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