Program Overview MS in Counseling
The demand for compassionate professional counselors continues to increase alongside the need for mental health support. We designed our CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Counseling program to prepare future counselors, like you, for the roles and challenges they will encounter as they grow in their profession. We blend traditional didactic approaches to teaching with experiential methods, including role-play and group experiences.
Our professors are committed to providing a rigorous but distinctive program for our students, serving as mentors and trusted guides. The program culminates in a clinical practicum and internship experience under the live supervision of expert faculty at our on-campus training clinic, the CARE Center, providing 700 clinical experience hours.
Barry promotes student and system multicultural competence and sensitivity. You will become a counselor who helps individuals, couples, and families find solutions and untapped resources to work through challenges that bring them to counseling.
Our Counseling program has been accredited since 1994. CACREP accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of Barry’s Counseling program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.
Barry has an active chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society in Counseling. It has received multiple awards since 1999 for its outstanding newsletter and as an outstanding chapter.
You also can get involved in the Barry University Counseling and School Psychology Association (BUCSPA), a student-run organization providing students and alumni the opportunity to network at professional development and social events.