- The Master of Arts in Counseling is offered in several settings.
- On-campus Program: on the Alamosa campus during the regular academic year. Students must enroll in the fall semester to be included in these programs.
- Off-campus Program: off campus at selected sites. Currently Adams State offers cohorts in Durango, Grand Junction, and Pueblo. The coursework and program requirements are the same as the on-campus program. During most semesters in the program, students will take six credit hours. However, some semesters require taking nine hours. Courses are offered on weekends, evenings, and online.
- Online Program: This program is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who are not within driving distance of a counseling program or whose work schedule will not allow physical attendance. Some courses are offered at a specific time during the week through the use of a two-way interactive audio chat. Students can access the two-way interactive audio chat from home. Other online courses are text-based and asynchronous. The online program offers the same course content as the other accredited programs Adams State University offers, only in an online format. Students in the online program will spend one week on the Adams State campus during the two consecutive summers in the program. During these weeks, students will interact with the faculty on campus and further develop their counseling and interpersonal skills, form learning groups, become acquainted with the program and its expectations, and receive tutoring, advising, and intensive supervision.
Counselor Education Program Objectives
Additional Program Requirements
- Degree Requirements
The degree programs in school and clinical mental health counseling require a minimum of 60 semester hours as described below. However, the order of the course offering is subject to change.