Mission Statement for the Department of Counseling

The mission of the Department of Counseling is to create an environment conducive to spirituality, self-examination, collaboration, and reflection for the development and growth of professional counselors who are leaders,  advocates, and change agents within both communities and various school settings at local, national, and international levels. Counselors in training at Hampton University will advance to optimize individual development, academic and career development,  and emotional and spiritual health within these communities through their leadership, advocacy, and spirituality as emerging professionals.

Degrees Offered: 

The Department of Counseling offers an experiential focused curriculum leading to a Master of Arts degree in four counseling areas, the Education Specialist degree in Counseling, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counselor Education and Supervision:

Currently, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs has accredited the School, Student Affairs, Community Mental Health and Community Mental Health and Pastoral concentrations. Programs are accredited until 2023.

Method of Instruction Delivery

With the exception of General Counseling, all Master of Arts courses are delivered face-to-face in either a lecture or tutorial format. General Counseling and Education Specialist programs are delivered face-to-face and online. The Doctor of Philosophy courses are delivered in hybrid fashion—face-to-face and online.