Time’s Running Out: Apply for a Master’s in Counseling Today

The deadline for the Master’s in Counseling program in Grand Junction is rapidly approaching. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in counseling or want a look at a new perspective on mental health, your application for this program must be received by December 6.

The Master’s in Counseling Program

January 2014 marks the first time the MAC program is being offered in Grand Junction. It’s a 60-credit program that can be completed in just two and a half years. Unlike many masters in counseling programs, the MAC program at Grand Junction is largely faith-based, using Christian values and perspective to put a new spin on conventional counseling.

One of the best parts about this program is that you’ll get plenty of hands-on opportunities to hone your skills. With a dire need for mental health workers in the Western Slope, pursuing this degree gives you the chance to gain experience while also helping those who need it most. Additionally, you’ll be in an excellent position to find work after you complete the program.

The Master’s in Counseling program is a cohort program, meaning you’ll be paired with the same set of students throughout. Working with others is a great way to improve your abilities and to learn new things about mental health, your faith and your future as a counselor. The program itself is designed to help people to find a balance; that is, to help others while simultaneously avoiding mental strain and burning out on helping others.

How to Apply

If you want to start the MAC program in Grand Junction in January 2014, time is of the essence. Your application must be received by December 6 in order to be considered for admission in January. The application can be completed online; you will also have the opportunity to submit your admissions essay and your resume online.

While applying online, be sure to enter code “MACGJ” in the Payment Options section of the application. This will result in the $50 admissions fee being waived.

In addition to the application itself, you must fulfill other requirements by December 6 in order for your application to be considered complete. These items include:

  • Minimum 2.6 undergraduate GPA
  • A current GRE test score if your college GPA is less than 2.5
  • A copy of your driver’s license
  • Transcripts from your previous college(s)
  • Letter of reference from a professor or a supervisor at work
  • Letter of reference from a pastor or spiritual mentor

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact the Graduate Admissions office at mac@ccu.edu or (303) 963-3311.