About Our Department

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Graduate Psychology and Counseling is to:

  • Prepare professional psychologists, counselors, and learning specialists who are committed to excellence and world-wide service 
  • Provide training based on a Christian worldview and philosophy that promotes the balanced development of the mental, physical, social, and spiritual nature of persons 
  • Respect human diversity and the uniqueness of each person as one created by God
  • Uphold the principles of Scripture as a guide for interpersonal relations. 

Our Accreditation

Andrews University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is also accredited by The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities.

The School of Education (College of Education & International Services), as a unit, is accredited by the CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.  CAEP has approved one program within this department: School Psychology.

The Michigan Department of Education has approved the following programs: School Psychology and School Counseling.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has awarded full recognition to the EdS program in School Psychology.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has accredited the two MA degrees in counseling: the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the MA in School Counseling. The accreditation for both programs runs through March 31, 2024.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has accredited the PhD program in Counseling Psychology.