Hood College’s counseling program receives accreditation

FREDERICK, Md. — Hood College’s master’s in counseling program has received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

“Receiving accreditation only four years after the program’s inception is a testimony to the quality of the program and the commitment of our excellent faculty,” Hood President Andrea E. Chapdelaine said in a news release. “I am so very proud that we are able to offer this educational opportunity, given the need for highly qualified counselors in today’s society.”

Hood’s program has two specializations. The school counseling specialization offers a path to certification as a pre-K through 12th-grade school counselor. Courses can be planned to fulfill requirements for professional counseling licensure. 

The clinical mental health specialization trains students to work in settings such as community mental health programs, hospitals, substance abuse treatment programs, social service agencies and private counseling practices. It provides a path to licensure, required to practice counseling professionally in Maryland and neighboring states.