is designed for:
Individuals with an earned bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field seeking licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia.
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We help you help others.
Piedmont University Master of Arts in Professional Counseling makes it possible to balance life demands while earning your degree fully online.
Learn from us. Our program is practitioner-oriented with experiential learning and extensive clinical instruction. We teach with innovative online strategies to create an inclusive learning community. Connect with your instructors, peers, and professionals in the field with live Zoom instructor office hours, live student cyber cafés, and semester guest speakers from professionals in the field.
Grow with us. We are personal, practical, and passionate in helping you to develop your professional identity as a licensed professional counselor. The knowledge and skills you will learn from us will equip you to competently and ethically counsel others as well as advocate for the counseling profession.
Choose us. The Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is a fully online graduate program consisting of 60 semester credit hours inclusive of 9 hours of supervised field experience (practicum and internship).
The degree prepares students for employment in a wide variety of positions in community agencies, businesses, and institutions. The degree fulfills the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Georgia. The program begins Spring 2022.
Application deadline is November 15.
- 60 Credit hours
- 100% online courses (Asynchronous/Synchronous)
- Program can be completed in 2 ½ years (7 semesters, 9 hours per semester)
- Offers specialized classes such as telemental health, crisis and trauma, substance use, and psychopharmacology
Our graduates are impacting the world.
One of the fastest growing occupations around.
Employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors is projected to grow 25 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected as people continue to seek addiction and mental health counseling services.