The counseling program is designed for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, adults, and families in various school and community agency settings. The counseling program offers four (4)concentrations: community agency counseling, marriage and family therapy,school counseling, and higher education. Emphasis is placed upon assisting students to develop a broad range of counseling skills that are applicable in a variety of professional settings. Students are admitted into the counseling program once a year in the fall or summer semesters. To be considered for summer or fall enrollment, the early admission application deadline is February 15th (recommended) and the regular admission deadline is April1st. This program is for students seeking preparation for counseling in community agency settings . Electives will be chosen from disciplines relevant to the area of professional interest of each student. Graduates who have completed the concentration in community agency counseling will demonstrate professional skills for working in community mental health agencies, substance abuse centers,correctional facilities, employee assistance programs, hospice services, or other human service settings.
Accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).