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About Us

Recognized both nationally and internationally for its high standard of excellence, Northwestern University is a leading private research and teaching university located in Chicago, Illinois. The Family Institute (TFI) operates the MA in Counseling Program in collaboration with Northwestern’s Graduate School. TFI is a not-for-profit affiliate organization of Northwestern that provides direct care to individuals, couples, and families; fosters intensive learning for future counselors; and facilitates innovative research in the field of mental health counseling.

Accreditation

The courses required for the Master of Arts in Counseling degree are reflective of the national counseling program standards. These standards are based on the 2009 Standards of the Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). A CACREP-accredited program prepares a student to become license-eligible in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Northwestern’s MA in Counseling Program is currently under review for accreditation. Northwestern makes every effort to help students meet licensure requirements in any state. Northwestern University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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