Open House

Learn more about the Master of Counseling at OSU-Cascades. Join us at a virtual open house on September 15.

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Listen. Influence. Encourage.

A counselor can make a profound difference in someone's life. Our nationally-accredited counseling program enables graduates to deliver professional counseling services in a clinical mental health or school setting. The program is distinguished by exceptional in-classroom instruction, a cohort model where students form strong bonds and progress together, and both academic knowledge and theory. The experience of closely supervised practicum and internships build competence in counseling skills and in personal growth.

Flexible Schedule

Cohorts begin each June. Complete the two-year, full-time program or three-year, part-time program.

Faculty Who Lead

Exploring the link between nature and mental health with Ryan Reese, Assistant Professor of Counseling.

Counseling Clinic

Our on-site clinic allows students to develop expertise with the help of faculty and clinical supervisors.

Alumni Earn National Counseling Honor

When Ashlee Davis,’12, joined the team at Pacific Crest Middle School in Bend — she set her sights high. With the support of the school’s administration, Davis and Andy Krauthoefer,’17, built a school counseling program that puts the social-emotional health of students front and center. It's working. Grades are up. Absenteeism is down. And Pacific Crest is now one of three schools in Oregon to be named a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association.

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Real-World Experience in the Counseling Clinic

Robyn Loxley, an alumna of the clinical mental health program, focused on high-risk populations, trauma-informed care and crisis intervention in order to serve a much-needed niche in the counseling field. She named the counseling clinic as the "room of requirement" - a place where everyone gets what they need.

A Favorite OSU-Cascades Experience

"Spending a year as an intern in our community clinic was a pleasure because I was able to visit with faculty that I have known since my first years in undergrad while ensuring that students were able to seek services and inquire about the counseling program easily."


Clinical Mental Health Counseling (90 credit hours)
School Counseling (78-84 credit hours)

Nationally Accredited, On-Site Program

The Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is recognized as the gold standard for university counseling programs.

Our graduate counseling program prepares the counselors of tomorrow with exceptional in-classroom instruction using a cohort model where students form strong bonds as they progress through their coursework together.

CACREP Annual Report


The application for the summer 2022 cohort opens in September 2021 and will close December 1, 2021. Learn more about admission requirements.

Graduate Student Housing

Enjoy on-campus living at OSU-Cascades. All room types are open to graduate students but many choose to live in a single room with a private bathroom, or with other graduate students in apartment-style suites.

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Gillian Harper | Graduate Student Recruitment Coordinator
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