Students who complete our School Counseling program, a 60 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 (76 credit hours), completing educational requirements in the state of Vermont to be eligible for licensure in both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 credit-hour CACREP accredited program that prepares graduates for licensure in Vermont as clinical mental health counselors, with additional post-degree requirements. Students also have an option to enroll in the Dual Option (76 credit hours), completing educational requirements in the state of Vermont to be eligible for licensure in both school counseling and clinical mental health counseling.
Variable Tuition Rate
The out-of-state tuition cost for our program is lower than the Graduate College tuition rate. For current tuition costs, go to Graduate College Tuition and Fees and within that page, click the "Estimated Graduate Programs with Alternate Pricing" dropdown, then scroll down to "Master of Science in Counseling."
Scholarships and Stipends
To learn about financial support available to qualified prospective students (applicants) and current students, visit the graduate student funding and scholarships webpage. We also have $10,000 stipend opportunities available for second year graduate students through the VT-TREE initiative.
Schedule of Courses
Accreditation & Program Outcomes: CACREP & NCATE
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (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 Board of Directors extended the accreditation status of the two programs to October 31, 2023. Our College is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).