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Mental Health Counseling Affordable Badge

Caldwell, N.J., Jan. 24, 2019 – Caldwell University’s Masters in Counseling has been recognized as one of the most affordable CACREP- accredited programs in the country for 2019-20 by CACREP is the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

The editorial staff at performed an exhaustive analysis of tuition rates for every CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program in the United States and had just one goal in mind—to identify programs that represent the best value in the education marketplace through a combination of uncompromising quality and of affordability.

At more than $17,000 below the average cost of similar programs offered at private institutions in New Jersey, Caldwell’s program also earned a place among the most affordable counseling master’s programs in the country for 2019-20.

Thomson J. Ling, Ph.D., professor and associate dean in Caldwell University’s School of Psychology and Counseling, says the school is delighted to receive this recognition. “Through integrating science and practice, we prepare students to be ethical and competent professionals in counseling, and we are excited to provide a high-quality program at an affordable cost.”

Dr. Barbara Chesler, vice president of academic affairs, says she is very proud of the program and faculty. “Having the art therapy specialization provides a unique perspective on how to help individuals with their struggles in life.” The counseling program also reflects the university’s mission and is interwoven in the core of the program, she explains. “Students graduate with a compassion and desire to assist others who find life hard to handle.”