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The Oakland University Department of Counseling offers master's and doctoral programs for both school counseling and community counseling. 

All of our programs are CACREP accredited ( and are taught by a diverse faculty (see faculty snap shot )  with a broad range of experience and specialties. We also offer several advanced specializations for students who wish to develop a specialty.

Undergrad student interested in the Masters program or the Counseling Professions are encouraged to take CNS 450, CNS 264 and CNS 274. To gain a better insight to the profession and Masters program. 

In order for your file to be reviewed after the
due date,  it  must include all required 
paperwork successfully submitted 
by the deadline date as follows:

 Fall deadline:        April 1
 Winter deadline:  Oct 1 

Required paperwork before deadline:
Goal Statement

Transcripts  - OU Students 


  • The Master of Arts Degree in Counseling is transitioning to reflect current accreditation standards in the January 2015 winter semester. 
  • The current 48 credit Community Counseling track will transition to a 60 credit Clinical Mental Health Degree. 
  •  The 48 credit School Counseling track will transition to a 50 credit School Counseling track.
 Both of these changes are necessary to meet new accreditation standards and as a result of these revisions
 Oakland's programs will continue to be accredited under  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of 
Counseling and Related Educational Programming.

Prospective MA students 
Ph.D. advising- Dr. Leibert

Joel Lane, Ph.D,
receives high honors from NBCC.