Open House on March 6

Join us for an open house and learn more about our nationally accredited, on-site graduate counseling program.

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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.


Our research and teaching faculty bring current theory and practical knowledge

Counseling Clinic

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

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."

Professional Development Schools Practicum Model

Graduate students in the school counseling program are completing their practicum in local schools.

Small groups of students are placed together in one school where they learn the school culture, facilitate classroom guidance lessons, lead support and educational groups, and provide students with one-on-one individual academic and personal/social support.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling (90 credit hours)
School Counseling (78-81 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


Contact Jordon Zardinejad, our graduate recruitment and program support coordinator.

Graduate Programs Open House

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5-7 p.m. | Graduate & Research Center
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Apply Now

The Master of Counseling application for the summer 2019 cohort is open. The application deadline is December 1.

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.