What is the focus of the MAC degree?
The MAC program is designed to help you develop a strong foundation of current theoretical knowledge and practical counseling skills that prepare you to work with diverse populations in mental health counseling settings. Through the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit, Master of Arts in Counseling students gain an understanding of their values and an ethical willingness to effect personal and cultural transformation. The Program provides clinical mental health training and supervision to future Professional Counselors. Learning experiences are informed by Jesuit educational values and traditions. Students engage in personal reflection and critical thinking while developing a discerning mind and heart in order to serve those in need. Graduates are prepared to live as reflective, inquisitive, creative, and service oriented leaders. They are ready to make a positive impact with an emphasis on social justice and advocacy in a changing society.
Is the MAC Program CACREP Accredited?
Yes. (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). CACREP only accredits high quality programs that meet specific national standards. CACREP is the accrediting arm of the American Counseling Association. Admission to the program is therefore competitive. Graduating from a CACREP program will help you immensely in your job search, application to a Ph.D. program, and will ease your application for licensure in many states.
Can I transfer courses into Regis’ MAC program?
Coursework completed within a regionally accredited institution of higher education, of up to 12 credits (4 courses) completed toward a professional counseling or equivalent degree may be considered for transfer toward the MAC degree. Each course transferred, reviewed through the course syllabus, must show direct equivalency to the CACREP standards, course goals and objectives, and student learning outcomes. Coursework must also be at the equivalent MA graduate level with a passing grade (B- or better) and completed within 6 years of the transfer request. Courses that were previously a requirement of either a Masters or Doctoral degree from which the student has graduated are not eligible for transfer. See page 19 of the Student Handbook for more information.
Where can I find the Student Handbook and Clinical Manual?
Visit the Division of Counseling & Family Therapy Current Student Resources page.
What is the course delivery method?
Courses are ground based only and offered in the following formats:
- Term courses: These are seven weeks long and you come to class once a week from 5:30pm-10:00pm
- Semester courses: These are 14 weeks long and you come to class once a week from 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Intensive format: These are four days per month and you come to class Friday and/or Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
Where are classes held?
一道本不卡免费高清Classes are primarily held on the Thornton Campus. Some coursework is periodically offered at the Northwest Denver campus or Denver Tech Center Campus based upon student and faculty needs.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?
一道本不卡免费高清You have six years from the date you sign your degree plan to complete your degree. A 60-credit hour program generally takes students approximately three years to complete.
What is the structure of practicum?
Practicum consists of two concurrent courses for a total of 6 credits, MCPY 692 combined with MCPY 693. Students are involved in three components of practicum:
- Clinical lab work & group supervision at the Thornton Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. This class meets 6 hours each week to include both the clinical lab work AND supervision.
- Participating in individual, triadic, and group supervision with a MAC Faculty Supervisor.
- Facilitating or co-facilitating group(s) counseling at an approved community counseling agency. The group practicum experience also includes attending supervision and training at the off-campus site.
For more information, see page 12 of the Clinical Manual.
What is the structure of internship?
一道本不卡免费高清You will be registered at the request of the Clinical Administrative Coordinator by the Registrar’s office for one class (MCPY 698 A, B, or C) which includes:
- Approximately 15-20 hours per week at an approved clinical Internship site
- Regis Group Supervision - This class meets for 3 hours every other week during clinic hours with a Regis faculty and 6-10 Regis student interns.
For more information, see page 12 of the Clinical Manual.
How many hours are required for the practicum and internship?
Students must accrue a minimum of 800 clinical hours in order to complete the clinical component of the MAC program. See pages 12-13 of the Clinical Manual for more details.
How do students pay for the program?
The majority of student in the program are paying for tuition through student loans. Once admitted to the program, you will have a financial aid counselor available to work with you on securing loans. Regis has two graduate scholarships and an external scholarship database that students can use to seek additional scholarship opportunities. Find more information at our Financial Aid website.
Can I work while in the program?
Students can work while they are completing the program. Outside of the clinical component of the program, courses are taught in the evening or weekend format allowing for flexibility depending on a student’s lifestyle and commitments. Once students enter practicum and internships, flexibility in employment is very important as students will likely see clients during the day/working hours.
Is there housing available for graduate students on campus?
Housing on-campus is not available to graduate students in the MAC program.