In Longwood’s CACREP accredited Counselor Education graduate program, you'll receive a solid foundation in counseling frameworks to help empower clients to change their lives.
Through in-person instruction, you’ll learn from dedicated faculty who have real-world clinical experiences and are active in professional counseling associations. Our faculty are strong mentors who are invested in providing the personal and professional support you’ll need to excel in a variety of counseling settings.
Our curriculum offers multicultural and social justice perspectives and is enhanced by our students who represent a wide range of ages and life experiences. The coursework also satisfies all didactic training requirements for the Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) credential.
We offer tracks in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Our flexible program is year-round and includes full-time and part-time options. Students in all tracks will be prepared to assist clients in self-discovery, personal growth and in making healthy lifestyle choices. An initial practicum (100 hours) and a final internship (600 hours) are required in all tracks.
Do you have a degree in Mental Health Counseling and are looking for a pathway into School Counseling? Check out our Counseling Respecialization pathway.
Our program is designed to fulfill the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia under the Department of Health Professions. In addition, the school counseling track follows the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education licensure regulations for school counselors.
Our graduates become counselors who work in a variety of settings, including:
- Community mental health agencies
- K-12 school settings
- Colleges and universities
- Private practice settings