The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs offers a MAE in Counseling. Included in this degree option are two concentrations students may choose for their programs of study to their primary areas of interest:
Both are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Learn about the value of CACREP-accreditation.
Our counseling programs provide graduates the credentials necessary to acquire a Licensed
Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) designation from the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. This credential is a necessary step toward obtaining licensure as Licensed Professional
Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky.
In addition, these concentrations qualify graduates for certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
- What is counseling?
- 12 things you should know about professional counselors (American Counseling Association graphic)
- U.S. News & World Report recently ranked mental health counseling in its "100 Best Jobs" list.
- View the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment statistics for mental health counseling.
- The MentalHealth.gov website can provide statistics on mental health in the U.S.
- Visit our Internship & Job Fair page for volunteer, internship, and job opportunities.
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