Counselor Education and College Student Affairs
Welcome to Counselor Education and College Student Affairs!
We welcome your interest in our programs. Our faculty are committed to the preparation of professional counselors who will serve in community settings, mental health facilities, hospitals, college campuses, and schools. We offer the following programs:
- M.Ed. in Professional Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling (formerly Community Counseling) and School Counseling CACREP accredited
- M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (College Student Affairs)
- Ed.S. in Professional Counseling
- Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision
- CEP Handbooks
Current counseling students, click here for Field Experiences!
Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Faculty Contacts
Counselor Education Program (CEP)
Dr. Mark S. Parrish, Interim Department Chair
M.Ed. Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling)
Dr. Julia Whisenhunt, Interim Program Co-Coordinator
M.Ed. Professional Counseling, College Student Affairs Counseling concentration
Dr. Matt Varga, CSA Program Director
Ed.S. Professional Counseling and Supervision
Dr. Julia Chibbaro, Interim Ed.S. Co-Coordinator
The University of West Georgia affirms the equal dignity of each person by valuing cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The Department of Clinical and Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to recruiting a diverse student body and fostering an educational environment in which diversity is embraced. As such, CPS will not tolerate discrimination against any persons.
2012-2013 Program Information
During Academic Year 2012/2013 the University of West Georgia had 37 graduates from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (formerly Community Counseling) and School Counseling programs. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on the national counselor preparation, licensing and certification examinations: (1) our students consistently perform at least one standard deviation above the national mean on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE); (2) the 2012/2013 pass rate for our graduates on the National Counselor Examination (NCE) was 96%; and (3) the 2012/2013 pass rate for our graduates taking the GACE School Counseling Content Tests I & II was 95%. Of the admitted students, over the past 3 years, 91% graduate from the program within the expected time period, and 75% of those program graduates who responded to surveys are actively seeking jobs, or are employed in the counseling profession.