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Do you want to be a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC]? Our CACREP-accredited MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will prepare you for the LPC licensure process. In EMU's MA in Counseling program, 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, doing depthful and healing work in the world.

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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

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. In addition to many other benefits, these grants provide $10k in stipend support to our internship students who qualify.

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CACREP Accreditation

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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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