Wake Forest University


Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Ranked among the top universities in the country1, Wake Forest is committed to educating the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives and building a community dedicated to serving humanity.

Wake Forest University offers programs in liberal arts as well as graduate and professional education. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business1 enrich the intellectual environment of the campus.

A student/faculty ratio of 11:1 encourages personal interaction and intellectual collaboration between students and professors. Most classes have less than 25 students and are taught by faculty teacher-scholars, not graduate students.


Why You Should Choose Wake Forest:


  • A Spirit of Service: We embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), with an abiding commitment to serve others.
  • A Clinical Skills Focus: Become an exceptional counselor professional by honing your counseling and clinical skills within our rigorous academic environment.
  • A Student-Centered Model: We focus on supporting your mastery of the core and specialty areas you need to make an impact as a counseling professional.
  • A Commitment to Excellence: You will discover well-defined goals and objectives, a variety of learning experiences and an environment focused on quality.
  • A Path to Counseling Certification and Licensure:  Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).



Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The Wake Forest on-campus Master of Arts in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the university faculty are currently working with CACREP to determine whether the online programs will fall within the existing accreditation or whether separate accreditation for the programs will be necessary.  The School Counseling track of Master of Arts in Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


1 See http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/wake-forest-university-199847/overall-rankings


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