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Welcome to the Graduate Counseling Program!

The University of Vermont's nationally recognized Graduate Counseling Program provides students with the professional knowledge and skills they need to act as facilitators of change and growth for individuals, groups, and organizations.

Graduates receive a Master of Science degree and are prepared to succeed 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).

Program Outcomes (pdf)

School Counseling

Students who complete the School Counseling track, 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 (79 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 Clinical 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 (79 credit hours), completing educational requirements in the state of Vermont to be eligible for licensure in both school counseling and mental health counseling.

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Important Information

Accreditation

The CACREP Accreditation status of the Clinical Mental Health (M.S. degree) and School Counseling (M.S. degree) programs has been extended to October 31, 2020.

2019-2020 Applicant Interviews

  • Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Mann Hall, University of Vermont
  • Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00pm,  Mann Hall, University of Vermont

Variable Tuition Rate

The out-of-state tuition cost for our program is lower than the Graduate College tuition rate. See Costs Per Semester for details.

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