Webster University Fort Bragg offers an MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Couples,
Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, which operates on a cohort model.
This model enhances the speed of learning, while encouraging both academic and professional
success. Students enter the program together and remain together throughout its duration.
The mission of the graduate professional counseling degree program is to provide high-quality
learning experiences to students, helping them become expert professional counselors
who strive for individual excellence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life
in local, national, and global societies. Curriculum is culturally inclusive, training
students with a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety
of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions,
private practice, government, business, and industrial settings. It is designed to
provide students with the necessary knowledge, practice and skills for working with
individuals, couples, children, families, and groups in a variety of mental health
The accelerated 60-hour program is unique because it can be completed in a year and
Students interested in applying must submit an application. Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to email@example.com. If this service is not available, send transcripts to:
Office of Admission
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
The documents needed for admissions are:
- Bachelor's degree and strict adherence to a minimum cumulative grade point average
of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and professional schools. Students
currently pursuing their baccalaureate degree may submit an official transcript-in-progress
for admission consideration.
- Three professional references (not friends or relatives, and one should ideally be
a former professor/instructor). References are requested through the application.
- Essay* (minimum of three pages, double-spaced) addressing personal and professional
interests in the professional counseling field; personal background and work history
related to counseling field; career goals in the field; and aptitude for succeeding
in graduate level education.
- A current résumé detailing education, work experiences, leadership activities, volunteer
and service work, etc.
- Participation in a personal interview to determine fit with program and profession
per ACA Code of Ethics (2014).
*These required materials must be electronically uploaded to the application account.
Classes are taught by mental health professionals with terminal degrees. Each class
meets one night a week, either synchronously or face-to-face. Asynchronous classes
are offered as well for students looking for a more relaxed schedule, with students
accessing class materials during different hours and from different locations. Each
class with meet for a period of nine weeks.
To attain licensure in the field of professional counseling (LPC/LMHC/LCPC) or marriage
and family therapy (LMFT), graduates must complete further clinical supervised training,
pass nationally normed, field-related examinations (NCE and/or NCMHCE), pass a jurisprudence
exam in some states, and may have to complete additional coursework, depending on
the state licensure requirements. Required exams, additional focused coursework, and/or
number of required clinical supervised training hours following degree completion
is dependent on the state/country in which the graduate pursues licensure. For delineation
of individual state licensure requirements, consult The Knowledge Center or The American Association for Marriage and Family Therarpy and/or your state professional licensure board website:
For more information on the MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Couples, Marriage,
Family and Child Counseling program, contact Fort Bragg at 910-436-9802 or firstname.lastname@example.org