Residential CACREP Application Information

Please see below for the latest information regarding the Center for Counseling and Family Studies application for CACREP accreditation. Updates in the process will be added to this page.

The faculty of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, working with a consultant, have engaged in the process of seeking CACREP accreditation for the residential 60 hour Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If and when accreditation for the residential Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is granted the faculty of the CCFS will begin seeking CACREP accreditation for the online 60-hour M.A. in Professional Counseling program.

It is important to note that submission for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation and that the timeline for approval is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to consider these programs as not being CACREP accredited until approval is obtained from the CACREP Board.

  • Current Status: CACREP has approved the department for a site visit and this visit is scheduled for November 16-19 2014. This schedule enables a final CACREP board decision on accreditation to potentially be made in January 2015. At that point, a strategy for potentially obtaining accreditation for the online 60 hour Masters in Counseling program will be discussed with CACREP.