Master of Science in Counseling
Applicants to the Oregon State University - Cascades graduate counseling program share a commitment to working with children, youth, adults or families in a school, community college, agency or professional setting.
Students elect to concentrate in one of two areas:
- School Counseling
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Both concentrations emphasize academic excellence, competence in counseling skills and personal growth. Advanced coursework and the collaborative cohort teaching model integrate academic knowledge and theory, with practical experience through closely supervised practicum and internships.The Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP is the gold standard in graduate counseling programs. The program is recognized by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and the National Board of Certified Counselors as meeting the coursework requirements for state licensing and national certification. This accreditation allows the student to take exams needed to meet initial eligibility requirements for licensure as an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor.
The credo of the counseling program is D.R.I.V.E.: Dignity, Respect, Integrity, Value, and Equality in our actions towards all humankind.