Why Choose a JMU Graduate Program in Counseling?

PHOTO: Counseling students

We offer programs in three areas:

Our national award winning counselor educators are dedicated to training successful counselors who:

  • provide effective, caring, and ethical counseling services to diverse populations;
  • pursue a life-long process of personal and professional growth; and
  • advance the counseling profession through research, innovation, training and service.

We offer small, experiential classes taught by experienced, dynamic and student-oriented faculty. Students receive constant feedback and supervision throughout their training. Great emphasis is placed on personal and professional growth and the practical application of skills at our on-campus practicum and internship sites. Due to the experiential nature of our programs, on-campus participation in classes is a necessary part of the learning experience.

Our philosophy of training is based on five principles: