AccreditationThe Rollins College Graduate Studies in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which represents the highest standards in the field.
The 60-semester-hour curriculum includes all courses, practica, and internships required by the state of Florida for licensure as a mental health counselor under Florida’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (491 Board) requirements and prepares students to take the state licensure exam.
In 2013, there were 23 graduates of Rollins College’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Approximately 80% of admitted students graduate from the program in the expected time period (3-5 years). Of alumni responding to our survey (which includes those who sought a career in the mental health field and those who did not) 67% of those graduating between 2000 – 2010 reported that they are licensed (after having completed the two year post-graduation supervised clinical experience requirement). Those who chose alternatives to licensure report careers as teachers, academic advisors, school counselors, and case managers. Of those graduates who actively sought jobs in the counseling field, 97% found in-field employment after graduation.