Department of Counseling Psychology
Equine Assisted Mental Health
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
This concentration allows students seeking licensure as a psychotherapist or in Counsling/Psychology to develop competence in the rapidly evolving field of equine-assisted mental health. In addition to the established core requirements designed for professional counseling licensure, this coursework explores the theoretical understanding, ethical issues, facilitation skills, and relational equine skills crucial for mastery in this area of counseling with the assistance of horses. The estimated length of this program is 2 ½ years (five semesters). In addition to the MAP required residencies, equine-assisted mental health students also attend a minimum of two EAMH four-day residential intensives per semester following regularly scheduled colloquia. These workshops are an opportunity for the students to gain hands-on experience and learning in equine-assisted mental health and are coordinated with the required colloquia to reduce travel expenses for students. The cost for each workshop covers room and board for Sunday through Wednesday and is in addition to the MAP tuition. Workshop fees can be covered by financial aid.
The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Facts & Figures
In State Tuition (per year):
Master's College or University II