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In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §668.43, and in compliance with the requirements outlined in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Manual, Eastern Oregon University provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.
This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny your application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after this disclosure has been made.
Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity directly using the links provided to review all licensure requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.
Eastern Oregon University has designed an educational program curriculum for a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling that if successfully completed, meets the educational and clinical experience requirements for counseling licensure in the state of Oregon.
This program does not meet licensure requirements for clinical mental health counseling in all states or territories. Information for the relevant licensing board(s) for Counseling may be found here:
The Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Eastern
Oregon University (EOU) is designed to meet the 2016 Standards of the Council for Accreditation of
Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). However, EOU’s Master of Science in Clinical
Mental Health Counseling is not currently accredited by CACREP. The program is designed for students to be able to meet the educational and clinical experience requirements for counseling licensure in most states. CACREP accreditation will be applied for by the program as soon as it is eligible, which is upon graduation of the first cohort, estimated for August 2025.
EOU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). NWCCU is the
regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the States of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. NWCCU is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. NWCCU is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affirming that its Standards and processes are
consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.
Accreditation by NWCCU is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole.
Note: Some state Counseling Licensure Boards have imposed restrictions on out-of-state students completing clinical experience hours in their states. As a result, we do not offer our degree program in every state. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their state Counseling Board or equivalent licensing board of the state in which they intend to obtain licensure and/or certification as requirements may be subject to change. In addition, we cannot admit international or US Territory applicants residing outside of the United States, as all clinical experience sites must be physically located in the United States to receive approved supervision.
It is through its regional accreditation by NWCCU, recognition by CHEA, and NC-SARA authorization that
EOU’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program meets the educational requirements for counseling licensure and/or certification, in the states in which it offers the program.