Master of Science in Counseling

The Counseling Profession is full of challenges. It is also full of rewards. Seeing the progress made by someone you are working with, seeing relationships mended and seeing families strengthened, are some of the reasons counselors choose this field of work. You have the potential to make a positive difference in someone’s life and we want to help you do that. At Faulkner, we want to prepare you for these experiences by providing a variety of classes, working together on developing counseling skills, and supporting you as you begin your work toward becoming a professional counselor. Thank you for your interest in our program, and I look forward to working with you. Please let us know if you have any questions.

-Heath Willingham, PhD, LPC

Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department
Director/Associate Professor
Graduate Counseling Program
Faulkner University

Heath Willingham

Program Description

The Master of Science in Counseling is a 61 semester hour online and oncampus hybrid degree program with an emphasis on integrating a Christian-based worldview into working within the mental health professions.

The entire program and courses are designed to be convenient for both adults who may be working and want to take a few classes, and for full-time graduate students. The courses for the program will be delivered in an online format.

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The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a wide variety of clinical settings including community agencies, state agencies, churches and Christian ministries.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Cahoon, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Faulkner University
Graduate Admissions
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109-3398


Students out of state must click on the link below, and contact the licensing board in that state to verify ability to pursue licensure.