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Thinking about a career or building your credentials in health and social services, mental and behavioral health, counseling, nursing, psychology, social work, medicine/psychiatry, public health or healthcare administration? See resources below:

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Find an accredited nursing (CCNE/CAS) program in your area.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - Schools of Social Work

Programs with attention to reservists, military, and veterans

Social Work Degree Guide

Find more information about education requirements, field experience, colleges and universities by ranking, scholarship information ...

Career Outlook: Careers in Social Work—Bureau of Labor Statistics (March 2018)

CACREP Approved College and University Counseling Programs

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs ( CACREP) is the top accrediting board for graduate level counseling programs. The CACREP Directory lists all currently accredited programs  in the US.

Selecting a Psychology Program: American Psychological Association Information Portal

Complete listings are available on request from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. In addition, a search tool that includes all current accredited programs is available online. This listing is for informational purposes only and should not be used for official credential review, as it does not include a full historical record. This website also provides a current list of programs applying for initial accreditation in order to allow for third-party comment. Please contact programs directly to find out whether they have plans to apply for accreditation in the future.

Choosing a Career in Psychiatry

From the American Psychiatric Association (APA) website:

"The Surgeon General’s report, Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, unequivocally states that “mental health is fundamental to overall health and productivity. It is the basis for successful contributions to family, community, and society. Throughout the lifespan, mental health is the wellspring of thinking and communication skills, learning, resilience, and self-esteem.” Psychiatrists make a difference because they can apply medical knowledge and understanding to the treatment of the mentally ill in a cultural competent manner. There is untold richness in diversity in being a psychiatrist and each year more and more medical students are choosing a career as a psychiatrist" (, para 1)

List of Accredited Schools in Public Health

Council on Education for Public Health Programs (CEPH)

Association of Accredited Public Health Programs (AAPHP)

**From the AAHP website: 

"AAPHP programs emphasize teaching, community involvement, competency-based practice, research, and professional development in order to prepare competent public health practitioners. Graduate-level preparation in this area combines the recognized public health foundations - biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health services administration with unique areas of concentration as determined by each program.  All of the AAPHP programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) which accredits both Schools of Public Health and MPH Programs." 

State-by-State Listing of CAHME-Accredited Healthcare Administration Programs

The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) is responsible for promoting, evaluating, and improving graduate healthcare management education in the United States and Canada.

Considering earning a doctorate in health administration?  See:  Doctorate in Healthcare Administration Program Information --  About the DHA (from the website):

"Although they seem similar, PhD in healthcare administration and doctor of health administration (DHA) programs differ considerably. Those who pursue a PhD focus on developing unique research and publishing their findings in academic journals. Alternatively, DHA programs concentrate on identifying problems in the healthcare administration field and applying high-level, practical solutions to these dilemmas. PhD graduates tend to find jobs as faculty members at universities, and DHA graduates often find jobs at healthcare organizations ... The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education does not offer accreditation for doctoral degrees. Therefore, for PhD and DHA degrees, students should look for programs with Higher Learning Commission accreditation or regional accreditation.

AACSB, ACBSP, and IACBE Accredited Business Programs

The Business, Management and MBA degree programs and certificates are accredited through either the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business's (AACSB),  International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), or The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


Colleges/Universities for Integrative Medicine

Accredited Naturopathic Schools

Best Alternative Medicine Colleges in the U.S. for 2019

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Academic Integrative Centers/Universities

Integrative Medicine Degree Programs and Universities

Med Schools Adding Integrative Medicine Courses

Affiliate Institutions and Programs

Fielding Graduate University

Currently:             Dr. Jamesena Talbott, PhD-HD Program Alumna, and 2019-20 Fellow, Institute for Social Innovation

Area:                        Mental and Physical Health

Research Focus:   Women at Midlife Experiencing Eating Disorders:

Discovery, Recovery, and Beyond

Interested in earning an advanced degree or certificate?

Select Degrees, Programs, Centers, and the Institute for Social Innovation include:

Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies

ACPS "goal is to encourage the greater understanding of the value of psychodynamic psychotherapy and the centrality of the psychotherapist/client relationship in the provision of effective mental health care. The Alonso Center brings together psychologists and psychiatrists, educators, writers and artists, organizational development experts, and the public to strengthen our understanding of and support for adaptive, resilient human relationships."

Institute for Social Innovation

Since 2002, Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI) has addressed societal problems via research, professional development, and organizational consulting. ISI professionals include Fielding alumni, faculty and students who conduct action-oriented research, train organizational leaders, lead community dialogues, and provide customized organizational consulting. Meet the 2019-2020 Fellows

Contribute to the Fields of Psychology

PhD Clinical Psychology, Post-baccalaureate in Clinical Psychology Certificate, Post-doctoral Neuropsychology Certificate,  PhD Media Psychology, MA Media Psychology, Media Psychology Certificate

​Advancing Individuals, Organizations, & Society

PhD Human Development, PhD Organization Development & Change, MA Organization Development & Leadership, Organization Consulting Certificate, Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership Certificate

Study Critical Issues to Make a Difference

Sustainability Leadership, Inclusive Leadership for Social Justice

Optional Shared Doctoral Concentrations include: Creative Longevity and Wisdom; Inclusive Leadership for Social Justice; Somatics, Phenomenology, and Conversational Leadership; Reflective Practice/Supervision

HBCU Partnerships:

Teaming Up with Historically Black Colleges & Universities

PhD Urban Leadership & Entrepreneurship with the University of the District of Columbia​

Point Park University

Currently:             Dr. Jamesena Talbott, Professor of Leadership and Community Engagement

Department of Management, Rowland School of Business

Center for Community Engagement

Interested in earning an advanced degree or certificate?

Select Graduate Degrees, Programs, and Centers include:

Health Administration

MS in Health Administration [fully online]

Community Engagement

PhD in Community Engagement [low residency option]


MA in Community Psychology

PsyD in Clinical-Community Psychology

Waynesburg University

Affiliation:      Dr. Jamesena Talbott, Alumna--MA in Counseling 

Interested in advanced degree or certificate?

Advancing and contributing to the field of nursing or counseling:

Health Management and Health Systems Administration

BA/BS Health Management (June 2019)

MBA Health Systems Administration


RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

MS in Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice


MA in Counseling

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Non-Degree Seeking Programs

Designed for professionals in education, nursing, and counseling to continue their education:

Advanced Specialty in Christian and Spiritual Counseling (100% online)

Advanced Specialty in Addictions Counseling (100% online)

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Informatics


University of Pittsburgh

Affiliation:            Dr. Jamesena Talbott, Alumna

BA Social Sciences, College of General Studies

Master of Public & International Affairs, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs


Interested in earning an advanced degree or certificate in healthcare or public health related fields?

Select Degrees, Programs, and Schools include:

School of Public Health

Master's, PhD, or DrPh in

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences


MHA, MPH, MS, PhD in

Environmental and Occupational Health

MPH in

Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health

Joint degrees with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) includes:

Master of Public Administration, Master of Public and International Affairs, or Master of International Development with the Master of Public Health

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences:

Department of Psychology

Biological & Health Program

Five general areas of concentration: Psychoneuroimmunology and Behavioral Oncology, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, Addiction and Psychopharmacology, Lifestyle and Health Behaviors, and Health Neuroscience and Neurobehavioral Genetics.


Clinical Program

The aim of the program is to train clinical scientists who will apply basic psychological and biological knowledge to the understanding of major clinical psychological and health problems.

Cross-Training Options

Clinical-Developmental Psychology

Clinical-Health Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience (CNBC)

Individualized Joint Programs

School of Health and Rehabilitation Services

Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Emergency Medicine (BS)

Prosthetics & Orthotics (MS)

Rehabilitation Technology (MS)

Rehabilitation Science (PhD)

School of Nursing

RN Options-BSN or BSN with Early Admission to MSN or DNP

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Post-Professional Certificate Programs

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Certificate in Gerontology for Nurse Practitioners

School of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW)

Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)

Doctorate in Social Work (PhD)

Joint degree with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and School of Social Work includes:

Master of Public Administration, Master of Public and International Affairs, or Master of International Development with the Master of Social Work


School of Medicine

Department of Geriatric Medicine (serving 65+ population)

Department of Psychiatry