Counselor Education

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Become an Expert Counselor

Graduates of the Counselor Education programs at Gonzaga University are exemplary leaders and practitioners in the art and science of counseling.

To view the Counselor Education mission statement, click here.

Programs Offered

CACREP Accreditation

The Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Additional Information

  • Students develop a personal theory of counseling and apply it through practicum and internships.
  • Students work collaboratively over the two year program in a cohort model, where they attend the same classes together. This structure amplifies the learning process, as students absorb and apply information with their colleagues.
  • The burgeoning counselor grows in both knowledge and insight into the history and current practice of counseling. Students build a solid knowledge base through strong research-based learning opportunities.
  • A professional portfolio, developed throughout the two year program, documents the competence of the school counselor.
  • Graduates receive a Washington State Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certification.
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