MA in Counseling, Emphasis in Career Counseling

MA in Counseling, Emphasis in Career Counseling

Your vocation: helping others discover their own.

Saint Mary’s MA in Career Counseling will equip you to guide people of all ages in pursuing their unique career paths. Through discussion-driven courses and hands-on fieldwork, you will learn to facilitate a comprehensive career planning process that accounts for personal, social, and professional needs.

Our flexible program allows you to work at your own pace, empowering you to master the fundamentals of counseling through the experience and insight of our award-winning faculty. Upon graduating, all of our students are eligible to become National Certified Counselors. 

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Program Duration


Choose Your Track

  • 2 Year
  • 2.5 Year 
  • 3 Year
  • 3.5 Year

Learning Environment


A Flexible Schedule

  • Small class cohort
  • One class/week
  • Monday-Friday, alternating Saturdays
  • Late afternoon/evenings



Salary Outcomes

$70,755 on average for licensed mental health professionals (Ziprecruiter, 2022)

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Saint Mary’s offers generous financial assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students, through grants, scholarships, work-study and loan programs.

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Saint Mary’s is known for its warm and inclusive graduate and professional community. Whether it’s building relationships across industries, leaning into recreational or creative pursuits, or serving our Bay Area neighbors, there’s no shortage of ways to get connected.