Wake Forest University Partners with EmbanetCompass to Launch New Online Masters in Counseling Programs

Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON, Orlando, FL (April, 2012) –In partnership with online learning pioneer EmbanetCompass, Wake Forest University announces the launch of its first online degree programs – the online Master of Arts in Counseling and online Master of Arts in Human Services. These programs prepare students for rewarding careers in clinical mental health and school counseling, as well as nonprofit and human services administration. Starting in fall 2012, more students will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most recognized scholars and professional leaders in the counseling profession and be a part of one of the world’s most well-respected masters-level counseling programs.

“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for qualified counselors are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs,” said Dr. Donna Henderson, professor of counseling, Wake Forest University. “In this time of increased need, we’re pleased to extend our masters programs through these online programs.”

Online learning pioneer EmbanetCompass is Wake Forest University’s partner in developing these distinguished programs tailored for working professionals looking to serve the needs of their communities and foster the well being of society. “We’re always looking for new ways to share our deep knowledge and passion for higher education,” said Stephen Fireng, Chief Executive Officer and President, EmbanetCompass. “We’re proud to partner with Wake Forest University to create new opportunities for interested and deserving students.”

The online Master of Arts in Counseling program can be completed in 60 credit hours of rigorous online study, while the online Master of Arts in Human Services can be completed in 39 credit hours.

Accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Wake Forest online Master of Arts in Counseling program allows its graduates to become eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).  Graduates of the online Master of Arts in Human Services program are eligible for the Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BSP) credential.

Applications are now being accepted, with the inaugural online class starting in August. For more information about these online counseling programs, visit us at http://counseling.online.wfu.edu/.

 About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the country, Wake Forest is committed to educating the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives and building a community dedicated to serving humanity.

Wake Forest University offers programs in liberal arts as well as graduate and professional education. Undergraduates can choose among 37 different majors. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich the intellectual environment of the campus.

A student/faculty ratio of 11:1 encourages personal interaction and intellectual collaboration between students and professors. Most classes have less than 25 students and are taught by faculty teacher-scholars, not graduate students.

 About EmbanetCompass

EmbanetCompass created its first online degree program in 1993 and since then has become the leading provider of online learning services for the world’s premier schools, colleges and universities. Prominent public and private institutions like Boston University, USC and George Washington Universities partner with EmbanetCompass to extend their reach to build programs that successfully maintain the integrity of their on-campus degree programs in the online world. With more than 100 thriving online degree programs with 35 universities, EmbanetCompass provides opportunities for working professionals who have a need for quality, academically rigorous advanced degrees.