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BA/MA Counseling Program

Walsh University's B.A./M.A. Counseling & Human Development program provides the best preparation for students who want to pursue counseling careers. Our program combines a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and a M.A. in Counseling and Human Development that student can complete in six years, right here at Walsh University.

The BA/MA Program provides the best preparation for students who wish to pursue mental health counseling careers. The program is designed to train counselors who will strive to assist others to make a difference in their lives.

To accomplish this, the program focuses on four broad goals:

  • Promotes within each student greater self-awareness, a concern for others and a respect for the uniqueness and dignity of each person
  • Teaches skills related to research, such as conducting research, critically assessing others' research, and communicating effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Educates students to understand both the scientific and humanistic perspectives in behavioral science and to apply this knowledge to counseling practice
  • Cultivates in students the desire to develop an ethical professional identity.

Why Walsh?

  • Integration of B.A. and M.A. Classes. This degree combines undergraduate psychology and sociology courses with a graduate professional-counselor education.

  • Streamlined Completion. Within six years, a student can complete both their bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Meets Counselor Licensure Requirements. Our program meets educational requirements for counselor licensure in Ohio and many other states.
  • Strong Practitioner Focus. Case-oriented learning opportunities.
  • Emphasizes Practical "Hands-On" Training. Lab training and internships offer experiential learning that gives students practical knowledge that's appealing to future employers.
  • Offers a Competitive Edge. Students have increased opportunity for employment and career advancement.
  • Solid Foundation for Doctoral Studies. After completing our streamlined program, students are well-prepared to move on toward an even higher level of education.