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Counseling Programs

The master of science in counseling offers both clinical mental health and school counseling specialties. Our program is designed to meet Maryland licensure requirements and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational programs accreditation standards. In addition, the program offers the opportunity for specialty training in thanatology or gerontology.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Science in Counseling program at Hood College is to prepare motivated students for professional careers as counseling practitioners in the specialty areas of clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. We accomplish this by providing rigorous academic coursework and exemplary field training according to the exceptional standards set forth by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). Our program also provides students with the unique opportunity to cultivate additional expertise in the disciplines of thanatology or gerontology. We especially wish to inspire and prepare our students to use scholarly and research literature to inform their practice of counseling.