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In 2013, John Carroll’s program received the maximum eight-year re-accreditation. This fact reflects the Department’s commitment to excellence and demonstrates that the Department of Counseling meets or exceeded all accreditation standards. It also sets the program apart from others, as over half of all CACREP-accredited programs receive only a two-year re-accreditation.

Gaining and maintaining CACREP accreditation is essential for any counseling program, especially in Ohio. In 2014, the Ohio State Legislature passed legislation requiring all counseling programs to be CACREP-accredited by 2018. In addition, several insurance carriers will reimburse only for counselors who earned degrees from CACREP-accredited programs.

For Fall 2022, the total enrollment for the two master’s programs was 188: 144 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 40 in School Counseling. Of the students admitted to the fall 2019 cohort, 74% completed the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the expected three-year time period and 88% completed the School Counseling program in the expected three-year time period. The programs had 59 graduates from Summer 2021 to Spring 2022: 44 in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and 15 in School Counseling. Our graduates have consistently achieved high scores and high pass rates on licensing examinations. During this academic year, the graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Program had a pass rate of 95% on the NCE examination. School Counseling graduates achieved a 92% passing rate for school counselor licensure. Our graduates also have been extremely successful in obtaining employment in positions in recognized occupations for which they were trained. For Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduates the employment rate was 100%. School Counseling graduates had a 80% employment rate. The figure for School Counseling is complicated by the fact that several students are looking for employment only within their school or in a specific geographic area.

Learn more about the skills students who complete the counseling programs will be able to demonstrate.

The Department of Counseling offers master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Both programs are CACREP-accredited.