Department of Counselor Education

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Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education

We hope this website is helpful to you as you consider our C.A.C.R.E.P.-accredited programs, which are geared to providing quality learning of students both personally and professionally. In considering Stetson University, please consider the following questions:

  1. How do your interests match the requirements of various programs?
  2. Do you want to work with children? With individuals? Families? Couples? In a school setting? Private practice? Community Mental Health Clinic or Private Psychiatric Facility? Hospital? Private sector or Government?
  3. Where do you envision yourself in the next three to five years?

Please understand that counselor education graduate students need to have a good support system from their spouses, families or significant others. It will be important for you to integrate this support system with the one here at Stetson University, as it is a critical component for a successful experience. If we can provide you with any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us. The department's contact information is listed on this page.

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Degrees and Programs


Certificate Programs

Certification, Endorsement, Licensure

The program accepts post-baccalaureate students for the purposes of satisfying certification or licensure. If a student holds a Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs-accredited masters degree in any area, an endorsement for another specialty may be received by completing an endorsement-only program.


In Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019, there were 18 graduates from our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, 11 graduates from our Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program, one graduate from our dual major, and 1 School Counseling program graduate. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). The total score pass rate for these graduates taking the CPCE examination was 96 percent. The pass rate for state licensure and certification exams taken last year was approximately 87 percent. Of the Fall 2018 and Spring and Summer 2019 graduating students, 87 percent graduated from the program in the expected time period and 93 percent of those program graduates who desired employment in the counseling profession are currently employed as professional counselors.

For more information on program evaluation results and important program modifications, please view our Annual Reports:



If you are interested in our Counselor Education program and want to find out more about becoming a student please review our admissions information.