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M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, formerly Community Counseling)

The Community Counseling program is preparatory for a wide variety of positions in community agencies, business, and institutions. The Community Counseling program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Georgia and national counselor certification (NCC).


The mission of the Community Counseling program is to prepare skilled and knowledgeable professional counselors for work in a variety of community and agency settings. Our program is designed to meet educational requirements for Georgia licensure as well as the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Our graduates will be ethical, reflective practitioners competent in serving a diverse population. We are committed to the delivery of excellent client services, to understanding and respecting human diversity, to ethical and social responsibility, and to leadership in the counseling profession.