Written for undergraduate students and other prospective counselors, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is the first of its kind to create a comprehensive, reliable means of learning about the counseling profession, entry level preparation (i.e., master's degrees in counseling specializations), and what to consider when searching for, applying to, and ultimately selecting a graduate program in counseling that is the "perfect fit." The Guide offers vital information relative to accreditation and its importance in the counseling profession with regards to obtaining licensure, certification, and even employment opportunities after graduating. As a CACREP publication, this book is the official source of information about accredited counseling programs and includes information about what counseling programs seek in candidates, what programs can offer students in terms of professional development and job placement, and guidance on personal and practical considerations for entering the counseling profession. Authored by counseling experts and featuring insights from voices in the field, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is a must-have resource for anyone interested in becoming a professional counselor. This text is an official publication of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the counseling profession's recognized accreditation body. The book fulfills a need for individuals considering a career in the counseling profession. Counselors comprise 37% of all helping professions, the largest of all professions that include social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and marriage and family therapists (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2014). The counseling profession is projected to grow 29% between 2012-2022, faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.