The Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) degree program prepares students for exciting careers as professional counselors.  The program is motivated by the mission of the Sisters of Providence to provide healing, education and service to all, with a special concern for those who are most poor and vulnerable, and to make the world a more just, peaceful and loving place for all.

This mission is applied by program faculty as they use teaching, scholarship and supervision to cultivate in students the standards for ethical conduct, the integration of scholarship and practice, interpersonal openness, lifelong learning, and respect for and value of all individuals.

The MSC program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related educational Program (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), granted accreditation to the Department of Counseling at University of Providence: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) effective July 31, 2017.

The program is welcoming of a diverse student body with no respect to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

MSC at a Glance
MSC Requirements
MSC Student Handbook
MSC Annual Report 2017


See Tuition and Fees page for cost details. All PSJH caregivers, benefits-eligible spouses or partners, and dependents are eligible for special tuition rates for eligible programs offered at the University of Providence.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application for admission. There is a $50 application fee for graduate programs.
  2. Request official transcripts from every school you’ve attended since high school. Ask that transcripts be sent directly to:
    Admissions Office
    University of Providence
    1301 20th Street South
    Great Falls MT 59405
  3. Provide recommendations if required for the graduate program for which you are applying.


For more information, contact the Admissions Office/Argo Central: 


Dr. Jared Roberts
Dr. Bradley Elison
Dr. Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart