North Carolina Central University

Master of Arts in Counseling

The mental health counseling education program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a CACREP accredited program that prepares graduate students for careers in non-profit, private, and other mental health settings as professional counselors.

The 48-credit career counseling program at NCCU is one of ten CACREP accredited programs for career counseling in the U.S. The Master of Arts program in Career Counseling prepares students to work in career services for many different organizations. 

North Carolina Central University also offers a 51 credit hour school counseling program preparing students for certification in North Carolina as K-12 counselors. This program is also CACREP accredited and a member of the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs (ICREP). 

While these programs prepare individuals for certification and licensure in the state of North Carolina, applicants are urged to review their state board requirements and reciprocity agreements.

Program Information

School Name: North Carolina Central University

Program Name: Master of Arts Counseling

Program Length: N/A

Enrollment Type: N/A

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Phone Number: (919) 530-6182

Program Requirements:

  • Mental Health Counseling: 60 Credits
  • School Counseling: 51 Credits
  • Career Counseling: 48 Credits
  • 100 Hour Practicum
  • 600 Hour Internship


  • Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Career Counseling

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Completed online application with $40 fee
  • Two Recommendations
  • GRE Scores
  • Application Essay