The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Counseling provides graduate-level training for students interested in preparing themselves for counseling in a variety of educational and community settings.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers three emphases within the Counseling Program (Community, Higher Education and School) that are all accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Higher Education and School Counseling programs are accredited by CACREP through March 31, 2016 (the department will be seeking reaccreditation for these programs after that time). The Community Counseling Program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is accredited through June 30, 2016. (Note: the Community Counseling Program is accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs. The CACREP 2009 Standards combine the Community Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The UWW Counseling Program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP Guidelines.) Persons applying for admission for summer/fall 2013 may plan to enroll for either the Community (48 credits) or Clinical Mental Health Counseling Emphasis (60 credits). Persons who desire a Community Counseling degree from an accredited program would need to graduate by May 2016; while it would be possible to graduate after that date with a Community Counseling degree, it would not be from an accredited program.