Published October 2016
Welcome to our ranking of the two top master’s degrees in counseling in Montana.
Although this Montana master’s in counseling degree ranking only includes two schools, they truly are “top” choices. We do not generally provide scores for degree rankings with so few eligible programs, but if we did, these universities would knock it out of the park. Both have well-established, long-accredited counselor education programs with proud histories of graduating students who are highly qualified, on time, and prepared for the real world of counseling.
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2. Montana State University
Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, M.S.; School Counseling, M.Ed.; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.
In many ways, Bozeman, Montana is a quintessential college town that provides plenty of fun activities and events for local students. But when it comes to academics, Montana State University gets down to business, and the Department of Health and Human Development in particular takes the responsibility of educating students very seriously. In deciding where to earn your master’s degree in counseling, MSU’s graduate program would encourage you to consider “whether you will be acquiring a quality education” and how you will be “adequately prepared to enter the work force.” With a curriculum that mandates 800-1000 hours of on the job training through practicum and internship assignments, Montana State’s top master’s in counseling degree proves to be a demanding – but rewarding – experience.
Tuition & Fees: $11,788/yr
1. University of Montana
School Counseling, M.A.; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.
Given the academic rigor that you’re sure to find in Bozeman, what could the University of Montana – a good three hour drive to the southeast – possibly offer that earns it the top spot on this counseling master’s degree ranking? Although U of M’s accredited counselor education programs are less than half the age of Montana State’s, they are also incredibly high performing. In fact, the most recent report indicates that both accredited graduate degrees in counseling at the University of Montana earned 100% program completion rates, employment rates, and exam pass rates last year.
Tuition & Fees: $12,848/yr
This concludes our ranking of the best graduate degrees in counseling in Montana.
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