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The Department of Counseling offers a master's degree (MCOUN). We have five counseling specialties for students to select from: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling; Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; School Counseling; and Student Affairs Counseling.

In addition, we offer a doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling (Ph.D.), an Animal Assisted Intervention Certificate, and an Education Specialist degree in counseling (Ed.S.).

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and Marriage, Couple and Family specialties leading to the Master of Counseling degree, and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling are also offered at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center.


All degree-seeking programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the accrediting body for the counseling profession.

The vision for CACREP is to provide and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. As an accrediting body, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society. CACREP is dedicated to:

1. encouraging and promoting the continuing development and improvement of preparation programs: and

2. preparing counseling and related professionals to provide services consistent with the ideal of optimal human development

CACREP has conferred accreditation to the following program specialties in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University:

Counselor Education and Counseling (Ph.D.)

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCOUN)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MCOUN)

School Counseling (MCOUN)

Student Affairs Counseling (MCOUN)





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