This counseling degree requires satisfactory completion of sixteen courses (48 credit hours) of coursework of which twelve courses (36 credit hours) are core and four courses (12 credit hours) are elective courses. Evening classes accommodate working professionals. Full-time study takes two years and part-time study between three and four years.
Practicum and Internships
Three courses transform classroom theories into counseling skills through practicum and internship experiences. The 100 hour supervised practicum includes 40 hours of direct service build a valuable bridge to becoming an entry level professional. The 600 hours of supervised internship are split into two courses requiring 240 hours of direct services. Indirect hours accrue from seminars, lectures, readings, meetings and analyses of counseling videos.
In 2012, the Webster University Geneva Master of Arts in Counseling Program received professional accreditation by the Swiss Association of Counseling (SGfB). Master’s students may become Member in Training SGfB until receipt of their degree when they will become Active Members SGfB.
Applicants must possess an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. In addition, English language proficiency must be documented.
Webster’s MA in Counseling program is open to students with a major in social sciences, preferably in psychology. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is other than psychology will have their applications and transcripts evaluated by the Department Head. These individuals may need to complete additional psychology courses. While professional experience is valued, successful applicants are expected to present a relevant academic background.