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An Inside Look at Southern’s Value-Based MS in Professional Counseling Programs

A detailed guide on the career paths you can take as a professional counselor and how Southern's program will help prepare you for success.


Choose Your Area of Emphasis

Southern's program offers three specializations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. Learn more about each emphasis and the careers you could pursue with each.


The Next Generation of Christian Counseling Professionals

As a faith-based program, we offer you the chance to pursue your passion with a curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge, dialogue, research, and practical skills within a Christian framework. Learn how students of all beliefs and backgrounds can benefit from this perspective.


A Career Path to Success

What does it take to start a career as a professional counselor? In this guide, we'll provide a roadmap for the education, training, certifications, and experience needed to accomplish your goals and begin supporting your clients.

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Professional Counseling Salary Expectations

As you consider pursuing a career in professional counseling, it's important to know the level of financial compensation you can expect. In this guide, we'll provide you with the salary outlook for each career track as well as what factors may impact your salary expectations.


Southern's Courses and Curriculum

Get an inside look at the exciting courses you'll get to take, which will teach you both the foundational knowledge and advanced skills needed to thrive in a career as a professional counselor.


Meet Our Experienced Faculty

In this guide, you'll get the chance to hear from our incredibly talented and passionate team of educators and counseling professionals who will inspire you, challenge you, and fuel your passion for helping others. 

Take a look inside

Beginning a new career can often feel like a daunting task, so we've compiled hours of searching into one helpful guide. Here's a taste of the insights waiting for you inside.


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What you'll gain from the guide

Insight into Specialization Options

Get an inside look at the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling career paths so you can decide which path is right for you.

A Career Action Plan

Get answers to big questions like:

  • What does it take to become a professional counselor?
  • What skills will I need?
  • What are the educational requirements?
  • How do I succeed once I begin my career? 

What an MS Program Teaches you

Get a firsthand look at Southern's curriculum designed to give you the training and technical skills you’ll need to provide the highest level of counseling to your future clients.

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