Franciscan University of Steubenville's Master of Arts in Counseling program philosophically strives for the integration of Body, Mind, and Spirit and is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level professional counseling. This graduate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level professional counseling. Graduates from this program will receive the academic and experiential foundations that will enable them to specialize in a variety of counseling roles. These roles include working as: community mental health counselors, mental health specialists, pastoral counselors, marriage and family counselors, crisis counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, college counselors, and supervisory positions in a variety of settings. Some of these specialties would require additional post-graduate training or coursework not available through this program. The program of study has been developed to address eligibility requirements for licensure or certification of counselors. The experience and knowledge gained in this program provide a firm foundation for doctoral-level study in counseling. The underlying philosophical approach in the Counseling Program is consistent with Franciscan University of Steubenville’s mission to promote free intellectual inquiry conducive to development of professionals who respect and integrate human and Christian values. The program offers a strong background of experiential training, knowledge, research, and testing skills, and promotes an understanding of the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of human development and behavior. This program is particularly suited to the University’s intention of providing educational foundations that enable graduates to enter personally satisfying careers, serve others to the best of their abilities, and develop the capacity for intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth.