Couple and Family Counseling (M.A.)
The Family Counseling, M.A., offered through the Department of Counselor Education, fulfills the educational requirements for the two levels of licensure as a professional counselor in the State of Illinois, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and two levels of licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Illinois, Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (ALMFT) and the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Graduates of this program also meet the educational requirements for Clinical Membership in the the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
The Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through the year 2024. In addition, the program’s graduate students are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) during their last year of study. A passing score on the NCE is one of the requirements for the LPC or LCPC. Graduates from the Family Counseling Program are eligible to sit for the AMFTRB National Marriage and Family Therapist Exam.