Counselor Education

Program Accreditations


USM's Counseling program maintains the highest professional standards through program accreditation and licensing, as well as through professional development and involvement with national and state organizations. The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling specialties hold accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

The rehabilitation counseling program holds full accreditation from the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The period of approval is from fall of 2006 through summer 2014.

Members of the public interested in such information as student enrollment and graduates should access the "Factbook" information available on the USM Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website, Related information on numbers of students eligible for state certification and the National Counseling Examination is available by contacting the Department of Counseling, Adult & Higher Education at (800) 800-4USM, ext. 5316, TTY: (207) 780-5646. Members of the public also may submit requests for information at  


Admissions Deadline Extended to March 31, 2015

The Counselor Education program will be conducting a second round of admissions for the fall 2015 semester, with a deadline of March 31, 2015. Completed application, including standardized test scores, must be submitted by this date. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact me at

Application instructions