Make a Difference in the Lives of those in Need
Skilled, compassionate people make a positive difference in the lives of others, a belief well supported by research in the field of helping professions. Humanity always benefits from supportive individuals but in these times when so many in our society are experiencing hardships, we need caring counselors and human services professionals more than ever.
Wake Forest University’s Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Arts in Human Services online programs are dedicated to training highly skilled counselors and human services professionals, who are committed to serving the needs of their communities. In a variety of roles and settings, our students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service to humanity and foster the well-being of society.
Well respected across the world, the Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for rewarding careers in clinical mental health and school counseling, as well as nonprofit and human services administration. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most recognized scholars and professional leaders in the counseling profession and to interact with other students committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Why You Should Choose Wake Forest:
- The Spirit of Service: We embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), with an abiding commitment to serve others.
- A Clinical Skills Focus: Become an exceptional counselor and human services professional by honing your counseling and clinical skills within our rigorous academic environment.
- A Student-Centered Model: We focus on supporting your mastery of the core and specialty areas you need to make an impact as a counseling and human services professional.
- A Commitment to Excellence: You will discover well-defined goals and objectives, a variety of learning experiences and an environment focused on quality.
- A Path to Certification and Licensure: Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and graduates of the Master of Arts in Human Services program are eligible for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BSP) credential.
Due to higher education regulation changes effective July 1, 2011, Wake Forest University is currently authorized to enroll students residing in only the following states and territories in its online degree programs: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, LA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, and WY. In many locations, authorization is pending and students may likely be able to enroll in Wake Forest’s online degree programs. Please call our office to determine this status if you live in AL, AR, DC, IA, IL, KY, MA, MN, MT, NH, NM, NY, OK, OR, PR, VI, WA, and WI. The WFU MA Human Services program is not authorized by the State Board for Career and Technical Education for online delivery in the state of North Dakota.
Each state’s counseling licensure board determines the licensing requirements for candidates seeking licensure as a counseling professional. If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in IL, KS, MO, or NH, please note that no purely online degree, including that offered by Wake Forest, is sufficient for licensure as a counseling professional in those states. However, this limitation regarding online courses does not apply to either the school counselor track within the Master of Arts in Counseling program or the Master of Arts in Human Services.
For a directory of state Counseling Boards go to: http://counseling.org/knowledge-center/licensure-requirements/state-professional-counselor-licensure-boards
For a directory of resources for School Counselor Certification go to: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=242