MA in Counseling

MA in Counseling

Do you want to be a licensed professional counselor? Our CACREP-accredited program will help you prepare for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of Virginia. But it will do more than that. You will experience a cohort-based model of education with faculty who have practical experience as clinical mental health counselors. A recent grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has allowed us to expand our practicums to address underserved, rural communities, the opioid crisis and integrated mental health practice in interprofessional environments.  Our students participate in practicums in local community organizations and with the EMU counseling center. We are a recipient of the 2016 Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) Outstanding Master’s Program Award. 

Are you ready to:

  • explore spirituality and values in mental health practice
  • experience expressive arts for mental health
  • practice reflective self-awareness
  • serve your community as a clinical mental health professional

Join our program today to prepare for your career as a licensed professional counselor.

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.

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