Master of Arts in Counseling, General Counseling

Program Overview 

The MA in Counseling, General Counseling concentration provides students with an overview of the counseling profession. The concentration offers only foundational curriculum and coursework, but it may be used for certification in Virginia as a Qualified Mental Health Provider. Hampton University offers the Master's in Counseling online and on campus, providing interested students anywhere an introduction to the profession of counseling. Hampton also offers Counseling degrees with concentrations in Community Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs and College Student Development Counseling, and School Counseling. The Master’s in Counseling, in Virginia or online, consists of 30 semester hours with the requirement of a comprehensive examination. Admission requirements are the same for all programs.

To maintain concentration integrity and provide students enrolled in the concentration in General Counseling an opportunity to seek license as a professional counselor, the following policy is established. Prior to graduation and only once, students enrolled in the MA in Main Campus Counseling program with a concentration in General Counseling may transfer all coursework completed into another concentration in the MA in Counseling program on Main Campus. Student currently enrolled or enrolled in the future in a concentration of the MA in Counseling program may transfer to the MA in Counseling with a concentration in General Counseling only once.

Course Details

  • Cost Per Credit - $695
  • Course Length – 16 weeks
  • Degree Credits – 31

Financial Aid

  • Available to those who qualify
  • Apply for financial aid at
  • FAFSA School Code: 003714

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application for admission
  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Personal statement
  • GRE within the last 5 years
  • Writing sample
  • College/University transcripts including a graduate level course in Abnormal Psychology and Ethics from all Colleges/Universities attended


Please forward all admissions packages and supplemental documentation to:

Hampton U Online

Attn:  Student Support Liaison

PO Box 6162

Hampton, Virginia  23668



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