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Master of Science in Professional Counseling

Grand Canyon University Online



This 60 credit hour online Masters of Science in Professional Counseling degree program from Grand Canyon University offers students a flexible online option earning a degree that meets the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors for the National Certified Counselor credential (NCC) and by Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

This fully online counseling degree program will guide students as they study a variety of topics, such as:

  • Diagnostics and Counseling
  • Research Methods
  • Tests and Appraisals in Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counsling Skills in the Helping Relationships

A Masters Degree in Counseling is a required step in 48 states including Arizona for individuals seeking to become licensed as a counselor. Graduates from this program of study are prepared to meet the academic requirements for licensure in Arizona as a: Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC), and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC). Additionally, graduates from most other states will be academically prepared to begin the process of seeking certification and/or licensure in their home state. Licensing and/or certification requirements may vary from state-to-state. It is the students' responsibility to check the licensing/certification requirements in their respective states.

All applicants must have a bachelor's degree to apply. Due to state requirements, we cannot accept inquiries from Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, or Utah at this time.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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