Empowering students. Empowering clients. Empowering communities.

What We Do

Welcome to the Department of Counselor Education in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Montana!

The Department of Counselor Education fosters a learning environment where personal awareness and professional identity are paramount. We train students to be reflective and practice with integrity. Our graduates develop holistic and developmentally informed understandings of the people they serve and empower them in ways that instill hope, embrace diversity, and create optimal wellness.

International Work

The Department of Counselor Education is actively working to bring the knowledge and expertise of its students and faculty to communities around the world. Learn more about our recent efforts, below!


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Masters in School Counseling and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs in the Department of Counselor Education at UM.

Program Review 2012