Department of Counseling and Social Work | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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  • Programs of Study

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    The CMHC Program is a two year, CACREP accredited, 60 credit hour program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

    Bachelor of Science in Social Work

  • Compassionate, Ethical Counselors and Social Workers

    The world needs compassionate, ethical counselors and social workers. In the department of counseling and social work, faculty prepare bachelor level social workers and master level clinical mental health counselors for a lifetime of serving others. Both programs are grounded in respect for human and Catholic values and infuse these values throughout the curriculum. 

    The Social Work Program is staffed by faculty who have spent their careers working in a broad range of social services agencies and settings and social work education. Using the skills, knowledge, and values of the profession of social work, they offer professional and academic expertise to prepare students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a broad range of practice fields. 

    The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program faculty have decades of professional experience helping individuals, couples, and families with life struggles and mental health concerns. They train students in the best, contemporary and evidence-based clinical techniques for helping people improve their relationships and make life-fulfilling choices.

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    Accreditation, Licensure, & Certification

    CACREP-counseling-logoThe Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For additional information about CSWE, please see For information about bachelor-level social work licensure, please refer to the appropriate state licensing board website for the state in which you intend to pursue licensure. 

    The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students in their last semester of coursework are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE), which is administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). For additional information about CACREP, please visit: For additional information about NBCC, please visit:

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    Practicum and Outcomes

    Currently, we have students at a wide range of Practicum and Internship sites. The sites include drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities; domestic violence shelters; university counseling centers; community mental health centers; psychological assessment and testing sites; hospital behavioral health centers; and crisis intervention units in community mental health centers. These vital experiential learning opportunities prepare our graduates for the best possible outcomes in private practice, substance abuse counseling, child counseling, family counseling, group counseling, career counseling, Employee Assistance Program counseling and counseling in a wide range of fields.

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