Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning

Counselor Education - Graduate Programs

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Counselor Education Degree Programs Offered

Program Degree
Clinical Mental Health CounselingMaster's
School CounselingMaster's
Chemical Dependency CounselingCertificate
Early Childhood Mental Health CounselingCertificate
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Counselor Education Overview


The mission of the counseling program(s) at Cleveland State University is to provide exceptional training through curricular experiences for master’s-level graduate students leading to licensure to work in a variety of settings. We emphasize culturally competent generalist training in two specialty areas of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Our Clinical Mental Health Counseling students are trained to address issues ranging from problems of daily living to more pronounced problems that manifest as symptoms of psychopathology. Our School Counseling students are trained to develop programs and deliver services following the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) national model. In addition, we aim to facilitate the personal development of our students since “self” and “relationship” are primary tools in successful counseling. We encourage students in the journey of making their personality and style of life an object of awareness throughout their training.

Our School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Kathryn MacCluskie​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Counseling Department Program Chair, Kathryn MacCluskie Ph.D:
phone: 216-687-4582
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