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OPEN HOUSE: EMU Graduate Counseling Programs

Are you interested in learning more about our Master’s programs in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling? In May and June, you have the opportunity to tour the department, chat with the program director and ask any questions you have about professional and/or school counseling. Please register for the date/time using the button below. Applications for the fall 2021 will be accepted until July 31. 

Covid guidelines will be in place for these in-person sessions.Please wear a mask and maintain appropriate physical distance.

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Graduate Counseling Newsletter

Do you want to be a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC]? Do you want to be a School Counselor? Do you want to be both? Our CACREP-accredited MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will help you prepare for the LPC licensure process, and our Integrated Ed.S. in School Counseling program will prepare you to work as a School Counselor. If you are called to both, you can complete the MA and Integrated Ed.S. degrees in as little as 4 years. Regardless of the path you choose, you will experience a cohort-based, experiential model of education with faculty who have practical experience as clinicians. You will get real-world experience by participating in practicums and internships in on-campus and local community organizations, agencies, and schools. You will graduate ready to launch a career as a professional counselor, school counselor, or both. 

Are you ready to:

  • engage a process of deep inner-work,
  • study and practice counseling theories and techniques,
  • learn and apply knowledge of human growth, development, and attachment,
  • foster trauma-informed, resilience-focused environments
  • learn and practice models of restorative justice,
  • form strong relationships with members of a learning cohort and a supportive faculty,
  • and serve your community as a clinical mental health counselor or school counselor

If so, apply for our program today to prepare for your career as a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC], School Counselor, or both.

Our students make a difference in the communities we serve, and a recent $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has allowed us to expand our practicums and internships to address underserved, rural communities, the opioid crisis and integrated mental health practice in interprofessional environments. Additionally, we are the recipient of the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Master’s Program Award.

Information for current students

Graduate Counseling Faculty

CACREP Accreditation

Program Evaluation Program Outcomes

CACREP AccreditationEMU’s Master of Arts in Counseling program is accredited in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students graduating with a CACREP-accredited degree can more often easily achieve state counseling licensure and experience greater ease of license portability between state licensing boards. Students with CACREP-accredited counseling degrees are often considered exceptional candidates for doctoral programs.

For more information about the counseling profession, contact the American Counseling Association.

See EMU's professional licensure disclosure information.

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