Prepare to help others with our community counseling degree.
It’s no secret that many people have suffered from isolation and other problems during the pandemic. But when you add many people’s issues together, you can see that we need community counseling services to help heal individuals and society. Getting your master’s in counseling from Rogers State University is a terrific way to gain the skills to help individuals in many ways—and help whole communities heal.
Your passion for helping people can lead to a rewarding career in community counseling when you enroll in the Master of Science in Community Counseling. Prepare to be an asset to your neighborhood, town, city, and state by learning how to help people through many stages of life and address many of the challenges in society: poverty, racism, addiction, disabilities, family problems, and more.
Master of Science in Community Counseling Degree Requirements
Your courses for the community counseling degree will cover issues that arise throughout the human lifespan and across ethnic and other demographic divides. Our core courses prepare you to see a broad overview of how community counseling services function to improve lives; you’ll gain skills in key areas of community counseling with electives such as:
- Addictions and Family Systems Counseling
- Career and Lifestyle Development
- Evaluation Methods
- Group Dynamics and Processes
- Trauma Informed Therapy
Master of Science in Community Counseling Features
We have designed our community counseling degree so that you can understand the overview of this essential profession while also following your drive to help individuals with specific needs. Not only will you learn the theories behind counseling in your master’s in counseling, but you will also apply your knowledge in real-life settings:
- Prepare for national and state exams. Our community counseling program prepares you to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and the Oklahoma Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Exam (OLERE), which are required to apply for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification.
- Clinical practice deepens your classroom learning. In your required practicum experiences, you will spend much of your time in direct contact with clients, applying your knowledge and bringing your questions back to instructors to further your understanding of community counseling.
- Build critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Develop your skills to tackle individual and societal problems in the master’s in counseling at RSU.
- Research and present at conferences. Take your interests and work with our faculty to present research topics at regional academic conferences.
Why Choose RSU for Your Master of Science in Community Counseling?
At RSU, you’ll enjoy the personal attention of a student-first approach to education. Small classes allow you to ask questions, get to know your peers, and communicate with your instructors. RSU’s community counseling faculty will know your name and take the time to advise you as you move toward a career in community counseling services.
You can also take advantage of our rich resources at RSU, including 24/7 library services, tutoring, exceptional sports facilities and teams, and active student life. In addition to academic excellence, RSU delivers a student experience that keeps you engaged in the campus community to help you grow as a person and a community counseling graduate student.
What our alumni have to say about RSU’s community counseling degree.
“I was pleased with how much the Master of Science program prepared me for the Oklahoma licensure exam. I passed my test first try!”
– Ronnie Epperly, ’23 MSCC graduate, LPC, candidate therapist in northeast Oklahoma
What Can You Do With a Master of Science in Community Counseling?
Careers for master’s in counseling graduates can include many areas of community counseling. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, marriage and family counselor jobs are expected to increase by 14 percent over the next decade—much faster than average. The need for counselors is high, and the job satisfaction you can achieve by knowing you are helping your community makes this challenging work rewarding. Possible job titles include:
- Case manager
- Community counselor
- Marriage and family therapist
- Outpatient therapist
- Rehabilitation counselor
- School counselor
Financial Aid for the Community Counseling Degree
We are committed to providing community counseling students with affordable, career-focused education. RSU offers financial aid, out-of-state tuition waivers, support for veterans, and scholarships to students in our programs.
Community counseling graduates may also apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, which requires you to serve at least two years of service at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area.
We stand behind our students and actively seek to help them succeed academically and in their careers in community counseling services. No matter your financial resources, we will work with you to find a way to make a master’s in counseling a reality to help you move forward in your career and in helping strengthen our communities.
Make Your Move Into Community Counseling Today!
Your community needs your help to make life better for everyone, and getting your Master of Science in Community Counseling will get you started.