MAC Program at Aquinas College
Master of arts in clinical mental health counseling
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MAC) degree at Aquinas College has been established to meet the increasing demand for mental health professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of new jobs for Mental Health Counselors is projected to increase by 25% over current numbers by the year 2029.
The projected number of new jobs for Licensed Professional Counselors by the year 2025
Yes, you would be able to slow your pace to a timeline that feels more achievable. Students can choose to extend their time in the program to 3 or 4 years. Your advisor will work with your needs to decide what path is the most appropriate for your needs. Some courses will need to be revalidated or taken again if you're in the program for 5 or more years.
The professors are very supportive and it has been beneficial to have a smaller student to professor ratio. I also like the hands-on practice with counseling skills.
Emily Hillman - '19
Before deciding on Aquinas, I explored other options - including colleges located out of state. D. Cruikshanks allowed me to sit in on a class. This sealed the deal for me.
Mary Thornsen - '20