Accreditation Information

CACREP Accreditation

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS.Ed.

School Counseling, MS.Ed.


The School of Education's Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling MS.Ed. programs are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is a programmatic accreditor of counseling education programs at colleges and universities in the United States. It is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

CACREP Information

Annual department reports are completed by the department chair, in collaboration with program coordinators, to provide a comprehensive overview of departmental activities during the school year. Data in this report includes program highlights, faculty accomplishments, and student demographic information, as well as, departmental goals and objectives.


Counseling programs that are accredited by CACREP are required to provide vital statistics on their program once per year, and make this information available to the public. CACREP vital statistics surveys are traditionally submitted in December, based on information from the prior academic year (e.g., December 2021 posting, data from 2020-2021 academic year). Vital statistics include information such as number of students enrolled, completion rates, employment rates, national exam passing rates, and demographic characteristics of students and faculty for St. John’s University students, alumni, and programs.

Approximately every three years, the Counselor Education program surveys our current stakeholders.  Stakeholders include current students, site supervisors, alumni, and employers of our alumni. These surveys include evaluation of our students and programs in areas such as clinical competence, cultural awareness, ethics and professionalism, among others. This information is compiled in to our Stakeholders Report, which is made available to the public by clicking on the links below. Information from our Stakeholders Report may also be of interest to prospective students, prospective site supervisors, other Counselor Education programs, and interested individuals.