Antioch’s MA in Counseling offers the structure and training you need to understand and work with others as a professional counselor.

Our rigorous academic curriculum provides you an excellent theoretical foundation, enabling you to think critically about the field and your practice. Supervised practica and internships help you apply this learning and develop your basic skills in counseling.

This intentional, dynamic integration of theory and practice is a hallmark of an Antioch education, as is our emphasis on multicultural counseling, ethical practice, and social responsibility. These qualities set us apart from other graduate programs in counseling. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to specialize in one of two cutting edge fields: Art Therapy and Drama Therapy.

Our graduates meet the educational requirements for Washington state licensure in Mental Health Counseling, as well as the national standards of the counseling profession. If you wish to obtain licensure in another state, we can help you understand and meet any additional post-graduate requirements you might need.

Antioch is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Our Art Therapy specializations are approved by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA).

Curious to see what our Counseling alumni are up to in the world? Check out this detailed information about what the benefits and outcomes of completing this program can bring:

2014 Outcomes Report (PDF)

CMHC Program Snapshot (PowerPoint file)