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Mission and Objectives

Master of Science in Counseling

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MSC Mission Statement

UIU’s online Master of Science in Counseling program prepares exemplary graduates to serve in a variety of positions in community mental health and school settings.  We establish academic expectations for an intellectual climate and provide a supportive environment for a diverse student body to grow and develop personally, interpersonally, clinically, and professionally. We prepare graduates who:

  • Possess a clear and consistent awareness of themselves and their impact on others.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to practice effectively and ethically.
  • Excel as practitioners and practice lifelong learning.
  • Provide leadership to the community and advocate on behalf of their clients and their communities.
  • Value professional integrity and diligence.
  • Commit to the compassionate service of humanity and foster the growth, development, and wellness of individuals and communities at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Objectives

  • Objective #1: Students will attain strong theoretical foundations in the eight core areas of counseling.
  • Objective #2: Students will be able to successfully apply knowledge and skills covered in graduate level courses to counseling settings.
  • Objective #3: Students will develop and demonstrate multicultural competence in counseling.
  • Objective #4: Students will develop strong identities as professional counselors.
  • Objective #5: The student population body will be diverse with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, and other cultural identities.
  • Objective #6: Master’s graduates will secure professional positions in counseling settings.