MPCAC Mission and Program Data


Mission

The mission of MPCAC is to accredit academic programs that provide science-based education and training in the practice of counseling and psychological services at the master’s level, using both counseling and psychological principles and theories as they apply to specific populations and settings. Since our accreditation in 2013, the Counseling Program at UWF has promoted a model of training that is committed to science-based education while training students to provide services that are culturally responsive and that promote the public good. Upon graduation, most of our students obtain clinical/counseling jobs and seek state licensure in Florida or other states after gaining experience. Some students obtain gainful employment in the field but don’t find it necessary to later become licensed for various reasons, usually because they either apply to doctoral programs or work for agencies and institutions (e.g., mental health centers, non-profits, hospital systems) that do not require a license in addition to the master’s degree.

MPCAC requires all accredited programs to report the following data to inform prospective students and the public about important program data.

M.A. in Psychology, Counseling Concentration Program Data

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA PROGRAM DATA:
M.A. IN PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING CONCENTRATION

2018-2019
Academic Year

     Number of applicants 23
     Number of acceptances 13
% Accepted 56.5%
     Number of enrollees 8
% Enrolled 61.5%
     Number of total students in the program 25
     Graduates (Aug/Dec/May 2019) 6
     Number of core counseling faculty  4
     Number of psychology department faculty  14
Faculty to student ratio in counseling concentration 1:6
Courses taught by adjuncts 0 (None)
OUTCOMES of GRADUATES
Temporary License: Percent of those who graduated in 2018 or 2019 who were granted a preliminary license as mental health counselors before accruing additional supervised hours (Florida allows graduates to apply for status as a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern)

71.4%  (10/14)

Licensed: Percent of those who graduated in the years 2015 to 2017 who became fully licensed and/or credentialed (as mental health counselors or professional counselors in other states)

54.5% (12/22)