Grand View University Fully Accredited by the CACREP

March 4, 2024

Grand View University is pleased to announce that the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has granted the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S. degree) accreditation. The accreditation cycle for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty area runs through March 31, 2032. 

The CACREP requires that all accredited programs conduct annual evaluations of their programs and post certain data on their websites pertaining to student success and program effectiveness. Such data include the number of graduates for the past academic year, pass rates on licensure and/or credentialing exams, program completion rates, and job placement rates.

Grand View announced the addition of a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree in 2019. The program is designed to prepare students for direct entry into the practice of counseling and counseling-related fields. It is an online program with two weekend residencies and meets the Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences Examiners licensing requirements as well as the national standards of the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Treye Rosenberger, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Counselor Education Programs, says "We are deeply honored by CACREP's recognition of our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Grand View University. This accreditation is a testament to the quality, dedication, and hard work of our faculty, staff, and students. It challenges us to continue our pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our educational offerings. Together, we are committed to enhancing our program's policies and practices to ensure that we not only meet but exceed the high standards set forth by CACREP. We are grateful for this opportunity to positively impact the future of counselor education and to further enrich the lives of our students.”