Welcome to the Graduate Counseling Program!
The University of Vermont Graduate Counseling Program is designed to prepare students with the professional knowledge and skills they need to act as facilitators of change and growth for individuals, groups, and organizations. Counseling Program graduates receive a Master of Science degree and are prepared to work as professional counselors in a wide variety of settings.
Accreditation & Program Outcomes: CACREP & NCATE
The Clinical Mental Health (M.S. Degree) and School Counseling (M.S. Degree) programs of the UVM Counseling Program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the national accrediting body for counselor education programs. The CACREP accreditation status of the two programs has been extended to October 31, 2020. Our College is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Students who complete the School Counseling track, a 48 credit-hour CACREP accredited program, are eligible to be licensed to practice as school counselors in the State of Vermont. Students also have an option to enroll in the Dual Option (68 credit-hours), completing educational requirements in the state of Vermont to be eligible for licensure in both school counseling and mental health counseling.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Mental Health Counseling track, a 60 credit-hour CACREP accredited program, prepares graduates for licensure in Vermont as mental health counselors, with additional post-degree requirements. Students also have an option to enroll in the Dual Option (68 credit-hours), completing educational requirements in the state of Vermont to be eligible for licensure in both school counseling and mental health counseling.