JBU Graduate Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Mar. 8, 2024) – John Brown University's graduate counseling program received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

CACREP Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.

The Board of Directors of the Council for CACREP met January 11-13, 2024, and decided to accredit the clinical mental health counseling program at JBU.

"We are very proud of achieving CACREP accreditation as it affirms the quality of our counseling program and its faculty, staff, students and graduates," said Chris Hull, department chair of graduate counseling. "This accreditation provides our graduates with a smoother and simpler pathway to achieving professional counseling licensure in most states across America."

The Board based the accreditation decision on an extensive review of the self-study documents, the site review team’s report, and the institution’s response to the site review team’s report.

The accreditation runs through March 31, 2032, and provides retroactive recognition for program graduates that extends back to January 13, 2022.

"The 10 year cycle also ensures that hundreds of JBU counseling students will earn a degree from a nationally recognized program at a faith-based institution and thus, be better able to honor God and serve others through the counseling profession," Hull said.

For more information about the JBU counseling program, please visit https://www.jbu.edu/graduate/degree-programs/ms-counseling/

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 42 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, business, computer science, construction management, graphic design, family and human services, and engineering. Eighteen graduate degrees are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, and education.

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