Masters in Community Counseling

MACC Advisor 
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Peggy C. Bowen-Hartung, Ph.D., C.T.S.
Associate Professor
Psychology & Counseling Department Chair

   Upland Center, Room 126c

Admissions Staff

Maggie Place
Enrollment Coordinator
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-5611
   Fax: 610-796-8367

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027

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Alvernia offers a quality education at a cost you can afford. Our tuition is competitive, and we are an outstanding value. We are committed to helping you find the best ways to finance your education. From our convenient payment plans to our popular tuition deferment program, you’ll find there are many options our Student Financial Planning Office provides to help make your tuition more affordable.  Students who work in a non-profit organization may also receive a percentage off of their tuition.


Learning at Alvernia is designed to fit into your busy life. Alvernia offers the convenience you need so you can continue working full-time while earning your degree.


Students can choose to take classes where it’s most convenient. The Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree is offered on campus at our Reading and Philadelphia locations.

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Alumni Survey Results

Faculty Perspective

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Judith Warchal, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Counselor Education/Psychology
Licensed Psychologist

“Our curriculum prepares students to provide ethical and accountable clinical services. Through advocacy and social action, graduates join other professional counselors to empower the people they serve.”

Student Profile
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Macall Miller, MACC ’07

“Alvernia University's MACC program provided me with internship experiences necessary for career advancement and professional development. The program also opened doors to licensing and certification opportunities, and for that I am grateful.”

Brandon Ballantyne, MACC ’11

“The Master of Arts in Community Counseling program has allowed me to develop my individuality as a counselor. The program has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the community by voicing my professional opinion. I am gaining the skills and tools I need to make an impact one second at a time.”