Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling

Accreditation

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The master of science program is accredited by the American Counseling Association's accrediting arm CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) under the clinical mental health counseling standards and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). AAPC accreditation allows students and graduates of the program to be eligible for membership in AAPC.  

The master of science program has been accredited by CACREP since 1989, which entitles M.S. students to apply and sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) once they have met all eligibility requirements. 

In January of 2008, CACREP first accredited the doctoral program in pastoral counseling as a Counselor Education and Supervision Program. This accreditation represents the culmination of the department’s work, which began in 2005, to enhance the program and meet CACREP standards.

Did You Know?

Graduates of the pastoral counseling program have scored in the 98th percentile for the National Counseling Exam for the past 20 years.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
American Association of Pastoral Counselors: Professionally Integrating Psychotherapy and Spirituality
American Counseling Association: Your Passion, Your Profession. Our Purpose