Clinical Field Placement
One of the cornerstones of Northwestern's Master of Arts in Counseling Program is a comprehensive immersion in clinical work that occurs alongside the corresponding academic experiences. This learning-by-doing model gives you the opportunity to immediately apply concepts learned in class to your clinical work and gain valuable real-world experience so you can develop a strong counselor identity. You will begin hands-on clinical training in either your first quarter (full-time track), fourth quarter (part-time nine-quarter track), or seventh quarter (part-time 12-quarter track).
You will be prepared for clinical work at an early stage due to the high level of personalized support provided by Northwestern faculty and staff throughout the clinical field placement process. Counseling@Northwestern's field placement team will help you secure an appropriate placement near your home, enabling you to earn a master's degree while providing quality mental health services to clients within 75 miles of your home address.
To learn more about each clinical requirement, visit the pages below: