Clinical Counseling Master's Degree Program Earns Accreditation

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program at Central Methodist University, operating in Columbia, Maryland Heights, Park Hills, and Sedalia, has received notice of accreditation by the board of directors of the (CACREP) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

In a letter to CMU President Roger Drake, CACREP said the institution’s faculty members are to be congratulated for the time, energy, and commitment given to meet accreditation requirements within a prescribed two-year period.

“We are delighted for our students and our hard-working faculty,” said Provost Rita Gulstad. “This increases the value of an already incredible degree.”

Dr. Angela Schubert, program director, said CACREP accreditation makes the program even stronger.

“We have been preparing for this for five years,” she said. “It validates that our students are experiencing a unified and consistent level of training, which in turn makes them more valuable in the field.”

Central Methodist has more than 100 students in the program at its four locations. Dr. Jessica Taylor, who is CMU’s CACREP liaison, said no other clinical mental health counseling master’s degree program in Missouri has accreditation at multiple locations.

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