master of science in counseling (msc)

The Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) degree program prepares students for exciting careers as professional counselors.  This specialty program in clinical mental health counseling is motivated by the mission of the Sisters of Providence to provide healing, education and service to all, with a special concern for those who are most poor and vulnerable, and to make the world a more just, peaceful and loving place for all.

This mission is applied by program faculty as they use teaching, scholarship and supervision to cultivate in students the standards for ethical conduct, the integration of scholarship and practice, interpersonal openness, life-long learning, and respect for and value of all individuals.

The Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSC) program received accreditation by the Council for Accreditaion of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Higher Educaction Accreditation (CHEA) on July 31, 2017.

The program is welcoming of a diverse student body with no respect to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.




 Testimonial Picture of Kelli Smith


When I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Counseling, I looked at several programs throughout the state and nation. I felt that the University of Great Falls would provide high quality academics while offering the convenience of weekend and online classes. The faculty members at UGF strongly advocate for the students and work tirelessly to ensure their success. The cohort style learning allows students to enjoy an atmosphere of support while developing lasting friendships. I feel confident that my experience at UGF will provide a solid foundation to be successful in my career field after I graduate.


Kelli Smith
MSC student


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