Accreditations and Approvals


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)MSCHE: Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

MPCACMPCAC:  The Master of Arts in Counseling and the Master of Arts in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of August 2014 through August 2024.  MPCAC values counseling and psychology masters programs that emphasize diversity, social justice, and research grounded practices. Eastern University’s Counseling Psychology Department recognizes the important of the integration of counseling and psychology in the preparation of competent and exemplary practitioners.  Additionally, the mission of Eastern University, with its focus on reason and justice, aligns with the type of programs that MPCAC selectively accredits. 


Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)BACB: The Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence within the Master of Arts in Counseling with concentration in ABA certification is a Verified Course Sequence by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®).  Students will be eligible to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® without having to submit coursework documentation to the Board.  The BABC is the leading national certifying body in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Eastern University’s students are trained in sound and clinically supported techniques.

PDEPDE: The coursework within the MA in School Counseling and MS and Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology successfully meets all educational requirements as set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) for state certification in School Counseling and School Psychology.  Students will be eligible to take the Praxis Exams associated with their degree program and intended certification, and upon receipt of certification can work within Pennsylvania public schools.

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