Flexible Schedule Geared Toward Adults
Many counseling students balance family life and part-time or full-time jobs while completing a degree. We offer fairly flexible non-cohort class schedules geared toward students who might be working during the day. Most classes are available during evenings and weekends, and we also offer some daytime courses for students who prefer to be in class during the day.
You may choose a heavier credit load and more daytime classes to graduate more quickly (2-3 years, depending on program and start date) or spread the same curriculum over 4+ years. Students who are working full-time generally follow a 4-year plan.
The final year before graduation includes a year-long internship. This phase of the program is more challenging for students who are working. Some students in the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and MA School Counseling programs choose to reduce their work hours during the final year of the program, while others flex their work schedules and continue working full-time during internship.
Internship phase for EdS School Psychology requires 40 hours per week in a school setting, so students with a full-time job will need to leave work to finish the final year of the program.
Class Dates and Times
Download a Best Routes course guide below and scroll to your target start date (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and preferred plan (2, 3, or 4 year). You may compare these guides against course listings at class.georgefox.edu to get an idea what your life might look like in our program. Classes with a P after them are at our Portland Center and those with an S are at our Salem Site.
*Please note: Students receive an updated Best Routes guide after admission.