Lakeland University’s Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.C.) Degree is a 48-60 semester-hour professional graduate training program. The M.A.C. program is dedicated to preparing students for one of three professional counseling areas: clinical mental health, higher education counseling or school counseling. The M.A.C. program is designed with the working professional in mind and offers opportunities for intellectual, moral and spiritual growth. Non-degree-seeking status is available.
Courses are available in 12-week semesters—in the classroom, hybrid, and/or online. Instructors are practicing professionals—many holding terminal degrees—who blend experiential learning with in-class instruction. Practicums and internships afford ample time for observation and client contact. The M.A.C. program with a clinical mental health emphasis meets the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for a Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The M.A.C. program with a school counseling emphasis is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and is approved for licensure and certification as a Wisconsin school counselor.
*Not every state grants reciprocity for certification or licensure to applicants. Students who plan to seek employment as counselors in states other than Wisconsin are advised to contact the school or agency in that state which certifies or licenses counselors in the appropriate setting.
To be considered for admission into a graduate program at Lakeland University, an applicant must submit:
Additional requirements to those listed above under General Admission Requirements:
Note: Candidates with a GPA below 2.75 but at 2.5 or above are encouraged to talk with a William R. Kellett School admission advisor.
Upon being admitted, and with approval of the M.A.C. program director, up to 9 graduate semester hours of coursework at a “B” or better and relevant to the M.A.C. curriculum may be accepted in transfer from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application