MA in Counseling at EMU
The MA in counseling program strives to achieve the highest standards of training for clinical mental health counselors emphasizing professionalism, counselor identity formation, reflective self-awareness and exploration of spirituality and values in a community environment.
EMU’s MA in Counseling program is accredited in Community Mental Health Counseling* by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students graduating with a CACREP-accredited degree can often more easily achieve state counseling licensure and experience greater ease of movement between state licensing boards. And 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.
*The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through October 31, 2017. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.)