Community Counseling Graduate Program (M.S.)
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through October, 2016.
(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 2016 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).
Our mission is to prepare culturally responsive, competent, and ethical counseling professionals who adhere to the highest standard of curricula and clinical practice.
The Community Counseling program prepares you to work as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
Our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This accreditation will ensure that you receive a thorough education in preparation for being conscientious, ethical, and competent counselors.
We are constantly striving to provide students with the competencies necessary to work effectively in a diverse and dynamic society. We take pride in what we do and overall, we believe that we have an excellent program, faculty, and students.
Why Community Counseling at St. Cloud State University:
- Holds national CACREP accreditation
- Full time doctoral level faculty
- Two year degree program
- Certificate options for specialty areas (Marriage and family Therapy, Chemical Dependency, Gerentology)
- Offers Graduate Assistantships
- Offers classes 2-3 days per week
- Offers cohort model
- Prepares counselors with strong clinical skills for individual, group, couples, families, community and multicultural practice
- Prepares counselors to be clinically responsive and engage in social justice and advocacy
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates find employment and work for a variety of agencies including:
- Public and private mental health facilities
- In/out patient mental health and residential treatment facilities
- Correctional settings
- Community and social service agencies
- Crisis counseling settings
- Chemical dependency treatment centers
- Educational institutions
Find out more about this program in the St. Cloud State University Graduate Catalog