Northwest Nazarene University

Counselor Education Department
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The need for compassionate professionals who can guide individuals and families through a myriad of life challenges has never been greater. The Master of Science in Counseling program provides the highest ethical, diagnostic, and interpretive skills necessary to excel in this caring profession.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Brenda J. Freeman (chair)
Department Emphasis
  • 34% Marriage & Family Counsleing
  • 33% Community Counseling
  • 33% School Counseling
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

623 Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686-5897
United States

Phone Number
208-467-8011
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Ethical & Legal Issues
  • Research Methodology
  • Profession of Counseling
  • Statistics for Counselors
  • Gerontological Counseling
  • Logotherapy
  • Crisis & Trauma Counseling
  • Internship in Counseling
  • Couple and Family Experience
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Community Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • School Counseling
Masters Comments

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to become certified school counselors in the state of Idaho, accepting positions as elementary, middle/jr. high and high school counselors. The marriage and family program prepares students to work with individuals, children, families, and couples in community, agency, and private practice settings. Community counseling prepares students to work in community settings such as residential centers, mental health centers, churches, and drug and alcohol centers.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.