Students in the Department of Counseling and Development earn a Master of Arts degree in one of our three high-quality, hands-on programs leading to professional positions as counselors and student affairs practitioners. They benefit from engaging professors, small classes, and a partnership with the Slippery Rock University Counseling Center that serves as a laboratory for learning. All programs are CACREP accredited*.
* The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Slippery Rock University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation cycle runs through March of 2017. (Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is currently accredited under the 2001 Standards for Community Counseling Programs as a Community Counseling program. The 2009 Standards combine the Standards for Community Counseling Programs and Standards for Mental Health Counseling Programs into Standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs. The counseling program is currently seeking accreditation for this program when it comes up for re-accreditation, per CACREP guidelines.