Pursue your calling to help others with Bethel University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling degree. As a hybrid program (online and on-ground) , this degree allows you the flexibility to complete your education at your own pace through a combination of online coursework, internship opportunities and on-campus field placement requirements. With the choice of three concentrations, including addictions, marriage and family counseling and mental health, you can gain the right skills for your specific career path. As you explore an advanced curriculum centered on the latest mental health innovations, you’ll prepare for the counseling licensing exam in Indiana, along with a rewarding career.
Whether you aspire to open a private practice, or are determined to earn a top-level leadership role in mental health with a doctoral degree, this program will set you on the right path to achieving your academic and professional goals. Instructed by a faculty of dedicated professionals, this degree features courses that cover a variety of the field’s key topics. When you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to make a difference in the lives of others through professional counseling.
Bethel is 1 of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2019 College of Distinction, and 1 of 58 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Addiction counselors specialize in helping patients overcome their dependency on alcohol and drugs. They work in a variety of settings including hospitals, medical centers, and substance abuse treatment facilities, and are responsible for developing interventions and treatment plans, managing caseloads, performing evaluations, and related tasks. These professionals earn a median annual salary of $42,707.
Mental Health Counselor
Mental health counselors are responsible for providing mental health services for patients. Working in a variety of settings, they may be responsible for facilitating counseling sessions, preparing and implementing treatment plans, helping individuals work through issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental challenges, and related duties. These professionals earn a median annual salary of $46,682