MA Counseling Graduate Success

Since 1995, program graduates seeking counseling positions are high achievers who sought after by regional employers.

Licensure and Job Placement

Of those who have reported to the MAC program, 100% passed their licensure exam. Of the graduates reporting since 2009, 91% have secured jobs in the counseling profession. All 16 of the 16 2016 graduates secured jobs within three months of graduation.

Residency Hours

Upon graduation, a majority of our alumni pursue licensure and register for the 3,400 hour (including 2,000 direct hours) residency required by the Virginia Board of Counseling. Following completion of residency hours, residents must be approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination.

About Our Program and Cohorts

Approximately 40 full-time and part-time students are enrolled in the program on a yearly basis. We also accommodate students who are working professionals and need to extend their coursework/training. Our full-time students complete the program in two years, including a summer session, and our part-time students complete the program in three years.

Eighteen students were admitted to the 2014-15 MA counseling cohort and 16 of these students graduated spring 2017 or are expected to graduate in spring 2018. See what counseling alumni say about their experience at EMU.

CACREP Accreditation

CACREP AccreditationEMU’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

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