Counseling Program

Get your master of arts in counseling degree

Our counseling program, within the Department of Counseling and Special Education, offers opportunities to explore all areas of professional counseling, including concentrations in mental health, addiction, and school counseling. Our friendly faculty are attentive to your needs to help you meet your career goals and will guide you through the academic requirements and expectations ​​​needed to obtain a Master of Arts in Counseling degree.

What do alumni have to say?

Our Mission: The mission of the Counseling Program at Central Michigan University is to provide high-quality training that inspires emerging counselors to develop a strong professional identity and a lifelong passion for knowledge, wisdom and creativity. Through the implementation of our core program and specialized tracks, we encourage our students to be advocates for wellness and social justice, and we help them develop the clinical skill necessary to meet the mental health, educational and career needs of an increasingly diverse society.

Our Vision: The CMU Counseling Program will become the pre-eminent training program in Mid-Michigan and surrounding areas for training; professional leadership; counseling skill development; knowledge; and research in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling; and will continue to expand its national reputation and prominence.

Accreditation 

The Central Michigan University Counseling Program has been granted accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for sites in Mt. Pleasant, Southfield and Grand Rapids. The program exceeds the Michigan requirements for school counselor licensure/ endorsement and/ or counselor licensure in professional counseling.