Students pursuing a counseling program must be certain that it meets the standards set by the profession. The MSCP in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) at the following locations: Altamonte Springs, Augusta, Dothan, Ft. Walton Beach, Montgomery, Panama City, Pensacola, Phenix City, Tampa, and Troy.
The MSEd in School Counseling is available at all four Alabama Campuses is accredited by both CACREP and by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Additionally, the School Counseling program is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education and lead to Alabama Class A certification.
The Rehabilitation Counseling program at Troy University is by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Rehabilitation Counseling program was awarded the RSA Long Term Training Grant in 2005, 2010, and again in 2015. This grant makes scholarships available to Rehabilitation Counseling students who intend to work in a nonprofit rehabilitation setting. Any student interested in applying for the scholarship should contact his or her advisor for an application and further details on the scholarship.
All of the above programs have been evaluated for quality and recognized for meeting or exceeding national standards. Having accreditation demonstrates the stability of our programs; it assures students that they will receive appropriate, up-to-date training.
CACREP is a specialized accreditor in the field of counseling. To maintain accreditation with CACREP, the College of Education develops an annual report of its counseling programs in education, including the MSCP in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the MSEd in School Counseling.
CACREP, an independent agency, accredits master's and doctoral degree programs in counseling, including those here in the College of Education at Troy University.
The accreditation process includes a variety of steps and can take up to several years. For more information on the accreditation process, please visit www.CACREP.org. The University is currently undergoing this process to obtain one accreditation for all of our campuses. The Augusta, Georgia campus is currently preparing a self-study.