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Accreditation Status

The master's degree programs in Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and School Counseling at University of Detroit Mercy are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the national accrediting body for graduate programs in Counseling.  In 2017, the University of Detroit Mercy's Counseling programs were reaccredited with full, 8-year reaccreditation, the highest mark awarded by the accrediting body.    

Counseling Program Outcomes

A maximum of 56 students are enrolled in the University of Detroit Mercy Counseling program with approximately twelve graduating each year.  The Counseling Program accepts a maximum of 22 students each year.  Approximately 95% of enrolled students who complete two full semesters are retained in the program and graduate within the expected time period of three years.  Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensure and state certification examinations and typically achieve employment as a counselor within 3 months of graduation.  The target employment outcome goal for graduates of UDM's Master's programs in Counseling is six months post-graduation.   

2017-2018 Outcomes

From August, 2017 to July, 2018, sixteen (16) Counseling students graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with the Master of Arts degree.  Ninety-four percent (94%) of the graduates secured employment within six months of graduation, with the majority of the graduates securing employment within 30 days of degree.  In addition, 98% of graduates who took the exam for licensure and/or state certification passed the exam, and 94% of Counseling students who completed the first two semesters of the program, went on to successfully complete the Master's degree.  

WARY and CUSP Fellowships Work to Expand the Behavioral Health Workforce!

By January, 2018, 92% of the first year WARY Fellows were employed immediately upon graduation, surpassing the project goal of 80%.  The Working with At-Risk Youth (WARY) Fellowship program provides enhanced training to Counseling students in an effort to expand the local behavioral health workforce with clinicians specializing in the treatment of youth with complex needs.  The project is part of a national initiative funded by the Health Services and Resources Administration. For more information, click on WARY Fellowship. In 2017, the Detroit Mercy Counseling program was awarded another 4 year federal grant to implement the CUSP Fellowship program, continuing to provide enhanced training to Counseling students to specialize with the most vulnerable populations.    

Counseling Program Outcomes & Modification Report

Please see the 2015 comprehensive report on Counseling program outcomes and modifications resulting from the assessment data.

2015 Counseling Program Outcomes and Modifications Report

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