From time to time, students and adults alike encounter life obstacles that simply can’t be overcome alone. Counselors can provide opportunities for students and clients to gain self-awareness, analyze problem situations, gain new perspectives, and explore behavioral choices. And for those who are looking to extend their studies, UM’s master’s degree in Counseling can position you for a successful career in three degree areas: Clinical Mental Health counseling, School counseling, or Couple, Marriage, and Family counseling. All degree tracks are certified by the prestigious Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Additionally, successful completion of the master’s degree qualifies graduates to take the exam that leads to licensure as a Professional Counselor in Alabama.