CACREP Accreditation - MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

CACREP Accreditation

Walden’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Walden is one of the few higher education institutions to offer a CACREP-accredited master’s degree in professional counseling program with a specific focus on marriage, couples, and family counseling online.

This accreditation ensures that our program meets CACREP standards of quality and relevance to the profession. Graduating from a CACREP-accredited master’s degree program can provide you with:

  • Access to more employment opportunities nationwide.
  • An advantage when applying to doctoral degree programs.
  • A streamlined state counseling licensing application process.
  • The skills and credibility to maximize your impact on the profession.

In addition, several recent studies have shown that test takers from CACREP-accredited programs scored significantly higher on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) than test takers from non–CACREP-accredited programs.*

Learn more about accreditation at Walden.

*Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, “Research,” on the Internet at (viewed online November 26, 2013).

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