May 8, 2019
1
0
1
Status
Psychology Student
I am looking for a Clinical Counseling Master's program. What is the actual difference between an MS, an MA, and M.Ed in Clinical Counseling? Is one more a more in-depth or comprehensive than the other? Are they recognized as the same education and qualification? Granted the program is under CACREP, can I do the same thing with all of them?
 

foreverbull

2+ Year Member
Sep 8, 2015
697
655
81
You’d have to look at what type of licensure each produces through your state board, and the schools’ websites should clarify what type of licensure the degree prepares you for. “Community counseling” and “clinical counseling” usually mean the same thing — master’s level psychotherapy, regardless of whether it’s an M.A. or M.Ed. If it’s an M.S. in something, it may not prepare you for clinical practice so you ha e to check the specific program to see what the M.S. degree prepares you for—research or practice.
 

MAClinician

Masters level clinician
2+ Year Member
Mar 19, 2016
215
180
81
Status
Non-Student
M.Ed generally means the department/ program is housed in a college/school of education within the larger university or college. MA/MS distinction varies among schools. But as @foreverbull stated confirm what type of licensure you can get first.