Counseling Department

Welcome to the Department of Counseling

About the Department of Counseling

The Department of Counseling offers Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited master's degrees in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling. In addition, we offer a specialist degree in Counseling and a CACREP-accredited doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling major leading to the Master of Counseling degree and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling are also offered at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center.

Department Mission Statement

The principal mission of the Department of Counseling is to prepare quality counselors for various settings in Idaho and the nation. More specifically, we seek to prepare quality School Counselors for public schools in K-12 settings; Marriage, Couple and Family Counselors; and Clinical Mental Health Counselors for community agencies and other mental health settings, and Student Affairs Counselors for working in college settings such as advising, residence halls, and career centers.

We prepare doctoral level counselor educators and supervisors to serve as faculty members in counselor education programs, counselor supervisors in various settings, doctoral level counselors, leaders in higher education and counseling organizations, and scholars.

We believe it is also our mission to:

The Department of Counseling also has a mission within the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences, to represent the mental health perspective within Division and to consult with Division faculty and departments in encouraging a holistic perspective toward health care services.


CACREPOur All degree-seeking programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs. CACREP is the accrediting body for the counseling progression, recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

CACREP has conferred accreditation to the following program areas in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University:

Doctor of Philosophy Counselor Education and Counseling
Educational Specialist Counseling
Master of Counseling Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
Master of Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Counseling School Counseling
Master of Counseling Student Affairs Counseling

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    Last Modified: 06/27/17