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​Central Michigan University's Counseling Program academic unit is housed in the Department of Counseling and Special Education within the College of Education and Human Services. The program's primary responsibility is to prepare students through a listing of academic requirements and expectations ​​​needed to obtain a Master of Arts in Counseling degree. View the Academic Bulletin.

The Counseling program faculty at Central Michigan University offers courses and programs designed to prepare students to work as counseling personnel in public and private schools, institutions of higher education, community-based social service agencies, and private practice.

Listen to our alumni discuss their thoughts on what they have learned from the CMU Counseling Program. 

Listen to our alumni talk about job prospects upon graduation.

  • Classes are offered nights, weekends, or online to better accommodate all students.
  • CMU's faculty use a variety of instructional methods to meet the needs of all learners, including discussion, lecture, guest speakers, role plays, video clips, reflection experiences, practical experiences, and service learning. Faculty are Licensed Professional Counselors and full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees in Counselor Education.
  • Teaching excellence is a top priority of the faculty. 
  • Syllabi are available for review for all enrolled or prospective students.
  • Accreditation
  • The Counseling Program has been granted CACREP accreditation. The coursework and training experiences at Central Michigan University are based on the standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program exceeds the Michigan requirements for school counselor licensure/endorsement and/or counselor licensure in professional counseling.
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