About - Graduate Counseling Program

Do you want to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)? Our CACREP-accredited MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will prepare you for the LPC licensure process. In EMU's MA in Counseling program, you will experience a cohort-based, experiential model of education with faculty who have practical experience as clinicians. You will get real-world experience by participating in practicums and internships in on-campus and local community organizations, agencies, and schools. You will graduate ready to launch a career as a professional counselor, doing depthful and healing work in the world.

Are you ready to:

  • engage a process of deep inner-work,

  • study and practice counseling theories and techniques,

  • learn and apply knowledge of human growth, development, and attachment,

  • foster trauma-informed, resilience-focused environments

  • learn and practice models of restorative justice,

  • form strong relationships with members of a learning cohort and a supportive faculty,

  • and serve your community as a clinical mental health counselor or school counselor

If so, apply for our program today to prepare for your career as a Licensed Professional Counselor [LPC].

Dedicated, Dynamic Faculty

Our dynamic faculty members are real-world practitioners who are dedicated to mentoring students. Whether collaborating on research endeavors, reading groups, conference presentations and attendance or clinical supervision, faculty members are committed to preparing students to be strong clinicians. Each student is paired with an advisor, and in addition to regular meetings each semester, each student receives continuous feedback regarding strengths and growing edges. All faculty members maintain a clinical practice, which contributes to an active and engaging conversation about the work of counseling.

Ethical Standards in Counseling

Our students learn about the ethical standards of the counseling profession and the American Counseling Association. Mentors encourage and guide students in the formation of their professional counselor identity, nurturing innate gifts and strengths, while cultivating new skills and the capacity to hold the complexities of the human experience. Ethics workshops are offered during the continuing education series each spring.