The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has recently granted accreditation to Colorado Christian University’s Master of Arts in Counseling degree program. CCU, a fully accredited private university in Lakewood, Colorado, is the only member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in an eight-state area and offers over thirty five undergraduate and graduate degree programs to thousands of students. CCU is committed to promoting academic excellence, spiritual growth and evolution, character development and service to the global community.
CACREP is the only accrediting body for counseling programs in higher educational institutions in the United States, and CACREP accreditation is recognized in all fifty states. Research has shown that students who graduate from a CACREP accredited institution typically perform higher on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure Certification, and many doctoral programs in counseling prefer that students graduated from a CACREP accredited school. Students considering attending CCU for their counseling program now know that the program meets or exceeds academic standards set forth by the Council.
An additional part of the challenge of CCU receiving accreditation for their Master of Arts in Counseling program is that the program is offered at three locations (Loveland, Lakewood and Colorado Springs), and all three programs must have the same expectations and course demands for their students. The accrediting committee was impressed by the demands of the coursework noting the short duration of classes aimed at working adults who are best able to meet for evening classes.
Please contact CCU admissions and financial aid office to learn more about the applications process for the Master of Arts in Counseling program.