LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming's three counselor education graduate degree programs have received the maximum possible re-accreditation from the national organization that certifies institutional curricular and clinical quality.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs granted eight-year accreditation for UW's M.S. in mental health counseling, M.S. in school counseling and Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision.

All three programs are housed in the UW College of Education Department of Professional Studies.

To qualify for the eight-year maximum re-accreditation, UW's programs had to meet every one of an extensive set of institutional and program standards.