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The Masters of Science in Professional Counseling Degree requires 60 credit hours. The program’s courses were chosen to meet 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. A
Masters Degree in Counseling is a required step in 48 states including Arizona for individuals seeking to become licensed as counselors.
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)
• 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.