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University of the Cumberlands Announces Professional Counseling Graduate Program

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has approved the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program at University of the Cumberlands. Through the program, the university’s Department of Psychology seeks to develop clinically and technically competent, as well as ethically responsible, mental health counselors to serve communities in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, mental health centers and hospitals.

The program, based upon a cohort, 8-week, bi-term model, will begin with the fall 2009 semester. Upon completion of the 60-hour M.A.P.C. program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the examination to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

According to Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Larry Cockrum, “We are very excited for the inauguration of our Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program. This will further UC’s mission to serve the needs of Appalachia by preparing individuals to provide services in Williamsburg and the surrounding communities.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study; 30 minors; nine pre-professional programs; graduate degrees, including a doctorate and certifications in education; an MBA; and online programs.