Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University

College of Education



M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

M.A. in Family Counseling

M.A. in School Counseling

M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling


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The Department  of Counselor Education offers a Master of Arts in Counseling degree in:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • School Counseling

  • Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Family Counseling

    Information Sessions for Prospective Students

    Held on Fridays, 6:30-8:00 pm on the following dates:


    Dates in 2014:  April 25, June 13

    Northeastern Illinois University
    Lech Walesa Hall, room LWH 1001
    3601 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois  60625

    We encourage you to attend one of the Sessions to learn about the M.A. in Counseling programs, including application procedures, program accreditation, licensing, and credentialing.  Free street parking is available on Bryn Mawr, Central Park, and St. Louis Avenues. Presentations begin promptly at 6:30 pm.


    Applying to the Program

    August 15, 2014

    Review the Admissions section as the first step to apply to the Counselor Education Program. 

    All of the forms to apply to the program are located on the  Department Forms section of this website.

The mission of the Department of Counselor Education at Northeastern Illinois University is to provide a quality graduate education curriculum in Clinical Mental Health, Family, School and Rehabilitation Counseling to passionate, responsible, effective, self-reflective, and diverse students.  The program will equip these students to provide exceptional services to enrich the lives and maximize the functioning of individuals, families, and their communities by providing exemplary professional counseling services in a changing multicultural world.

Program Objectives

  1. The Department of Counselor Education will recruit qualified applicants and will train counselors-in-training to be self reflective, effective, and competent providers of services.
  2. Program faculty will endeavor to include the most current evidence-based and/or outcome-based research in their course work.

  3. Syllabi will include current CACREP and CORE standards, as well as information from other sources to maintain an open, engaging curriculum that equips students to work in a variety of work settings.

  4. The Department will conduct program evaluation including recommendations and feedback from advisory board meetings, program faculty, and current and former students. The information obtained will be reviewed annually and incorporated into the program as appropriate.


Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Email: ~ Telephone: 773-442-5550 ~ Fax:773-442-5559