Accreditation for Counseling Programs


The PhD in Counseling Program and the Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Programs in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marital, Couple, Family Counseling and Therapy, and School Counseling specializations are nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards. Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the premiere national accreditation for Counseling Programs and signifies that the accredited program meets the highest standards of the counseling profession. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) does not accredit EdS programs.

CACREP Program Outcomes Report: CACREP requires an annual report to inform prospective students and the public about our program. Barry University’s CACREP programs reports the following Vital Statistics data: (a) number of program graduates from the past year, (b) completion rate, (c) licensure or certification examination pass rate (as appropriate), and (d) job placement rate.

This prestigious distinction is most helpful to our students, who are seeking field placements and professional employment in today's competitive job market.

Graduates of Barry's Counseling Program are eligible to take the examination to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

DOE Approval

The School Counseling specialization is approved by the Florida State Department of Education to prepare school counselors at the elementary and secondary levels and leads to Florida certification in Guidance and Counseling PK-12.

SACSCOC Accreditation

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.