Multnomah’s MAC program is designed to prepare students for a variety of jobs in the mental health field and focuses on clinical therapy. The program is designed to provide a high-quality training experience in counseling, incorporating a strong practical emphasis and an interdisciplinary perspective based on biblical, theological, and ethical concerns.
Multnomah’s MAC program is consistent with the academic and clinical requirements for Oregon Licensure as laid out in Oregon Law 833-060-0042 (2). As a program of Multnomah University, the Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Students who complete the 60-credit, MAC degree program will meet the current education requirements for licensure in Oregon as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Once graduated, students can apply to the state of their choosing to become a registered intern. Each state has its own guidelines and protocols, so it is important that students check their particular state’s website for up-to-date information. While the MAC Department only actively monitors Oregon’s requirements, they are open to helping students review requirements for other states as the program often transfers easily to meet the requirements for other states (e.g., Washington).