CACREP Accreditated through 2023

We are pleased to announce that our CACREP accreditation has been extended to our next cycle in 2023. You can anticipate continued excellence and some changes on the horizon as we transition into the 2016 standards. We will streamline our assessment process, utilizing TaskStream to create the portfolio, and you can expect to see syllabus updates starting this summer. Starting soon, we will be introducing some changes in the curriculum to offer new options for all students, and to prepare for K-12 School Counseling certification, consistent with many other states.  

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Maia Moore discussing the MSU Graduate Counseling Program


The Comprehensive Professional Counselor Exam (COMP) is held in March, July and November; and the National Counselor Exam is held in March and November. Please visit the Testing Center for additional information. If you have not received an email from the department and you are in your last semester but have not taken the exam, contact Lisa Monkres.

About Us

Our faculty come from a wide background of experience and diversity. Their love and devotion to preparing future counselors, lead this CACREP accredited program.

Center City Counseling Clinic

Center City Counseling Center is one of Springfield's longest counseling centers, providing low income residents with professional services and students the opportunity to work in a real world setting.

Community Partners

The MSU Graduate Counseling program works directly with local schools, hospitals and clinics in an effort to provide students with real world experience. If you are a community partner enter through this portal for documents.

Estimated Costs

Access costs for the three track options in the counseling graduate program.