Adams State is ranked among Top 15 Accredited Online Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Programs

(02-11-2016)

Adams State University has been ranked among the top 15 accredited online master's in clinical mental health counseling degree programs by Best Counseling Degrees. The ranking was published on the organization's website in November 2015. The Adams State University Counselor Education Department was ranked second.

This ranking was created by using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) database to gather a list of schools offering an advanced degree in mental health counseling with a distance education option. After cross-referencing with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), only regionally accredited schools were included. Priority was then given to programs accredited by CACREP. Finally, schools were ranked (within the 10 CACREP accredited programs and then again within the remaining programs) based on the average graduate student tuition and fees.

"At Adams State, the academic experience you receive will match none other," says Dr. Beverlee McClure, ASU President. "With distance learning, we pride ourselves in delivering quality programs while providing a high level of access. We are thrilled to be ranked second in the country among online Master's in Counseling programs."

Adams State offers a CACREP accredited online Master of Arts in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health Emphasis. The online program is designed to meet the needs of students that do not live in proximity to a counseling program and/or whose work schedule makes it challenging to attend on-campus classes. The content of the online courses is the same as other accredited ASU courses but in an online format. This program requires the completion of two on-campus, one-week summer residency intensives. Graduates of this program will be prepared to pursue licensure as a professional counselor. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling curriculum meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Colorado. 

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