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:
Find an accredited nursing (CCNE/CAS) program in your area.
Programs with attention to reservists, military, and veterans
Find more information about education requirements, field experience, colleges and universities by ranking, scholarship information ...
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.
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.
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" (APA_psychiatry.org, para 1)
List of Accredited Schools in Public Health
**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."
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.
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
Affiliate Institutions and Programs
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:
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."
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
Teaming Up with Historically Black Colleges & Universities
PhD Urban Leadership & Entrepreneurship with the University of the District of Columbia
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:
MS in Health Administration [fully online]
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
MHA, MPH, MS, PhD in
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
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.
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.
School of Health and Rehabilitation Services
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
School of Social Work
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