2023-2024 Catalog


Program Descriptions

The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) (1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-535-5990. CACREP is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit Master's and doctoral degree programs in the counseling-related professions. The accreditation runs through October 31, 2024 and our renewal is currently being processed for reaccreditation by the CACREP Board for renewal in 2028 . The Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program requires 60 semester hours, the Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program requires 60 semester hours, and the School Counseling program requires 48 semester hours. Each of these majors require a supervised practicum and internships. These programs are designed to fulfill the academic requirements for licensure in all 50 states. Students are responsible to insure that their specific program of study meets the requirements for the specific state for which they plan to seek licensure.

The Division of Counseling also offers majors in Community Care, Clinical Addictions Counseling and Student Development Administration. The Master of Arts with a major in Community Care is a 36-hour, non-licensure track counseling-related degree that prepares nonprofessional people helpers to work with persons seeking assistance non-clinical life circumstance concerns, holistic wellness, and prevention within communities. The purpose and goal of the Clinical Addictions Counseling major is to educate students and returning professionals in the competency and practice of addictions sciences. This 48-hour major seeks to be a world-class program of "science to service" with a relevant Christian perspective of hope and healing. The program is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). Upon completion of the degree, students will be eligible to take the NAADAC/IAAP exam for the national Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).

The M.A. in Student Development Administration prepares students for careers in the student development professions in the settings of higher education. This 36-hour program uses a student-focused approach by applying skills and techniques in order to build and maintain life-impacting relationships with college students. The program follows the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners established by the ACPA (College Student Educators International) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) associations.

Students with a master’s degree with a major in counseling who do not meet the requirements for Indiana state licensure may complete the academic requirements through Indiana Wesleyan University’s Division of Counseling through Certificate programs or, in some cases, admission as an Unclassified student. See Graduate Certificate Programs. Those interested in this option should call 765-677-8985 or 866-498-4968 or email IWUenroll@indwes.edu for more information.
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