Graduate Programs

Master's Programs

The counseling program currently offers three distinct programs:

Each counseling track has a unique curriculum complete with multiple field experiences designed to best prepare students for work with their intended population. The program also offers a double major where students can elect to complete the degree requirements for two counseling tracks.

Most importantly, all master's counseling programs are fully accredited and aligned with the Licensed Professional Counselor requirements for the state of North Carolina. The School counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and aligned with the competencies set forth by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited with the standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). These accreditations indicate program alignment with national training standards for professional counselors in each of their respective areas.

Prospective students are also encouraged to visit all areas of the website for more detailed information on admissions and matriculation.

In addition, multiple certificates are also available.

Doctoral Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counselor Education is designed to prepare culturally competent students to work as counselor educators, researchers, clinicians, and supervisors in academic and non-academic settings. In addition to establishing a core foundation in rehabilitation counseling and research, major emphasis is provided in the area of Trauma and Trauma Informed Care. Program graduates have assumed professional roles as faculty, senior administrators

The doctoral program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Learning Objectives
  • To increase students’ knowledge of the role and functions of rehabilitation counselor educators, researchers, and counselors.
  • To equip students with unique counseling and research skills to provide effective rehabilitation counseling, education, and research within a cultural context.
  • To prepare students to obtain content knowledge in cultural diversity, trauma informed care, and additional expertise in specific areas in rehabilitation education.
  • To equip students with knowledge, skills, and experience, to increase the body of research addressing diversity, social justice, and disability issues.
  • To prepare students to address professional issues and become leaders and research in rehabilitation counselor education and disability research in rehabilitation counselor education and disability research through professional associations, publications, and professional development.