M.Ed., Counseling

Complete the following admission requirements:

  1. Application deadline: March 1 for admission to the following fall semester, Oct. 1 for admission to the following spring semester.
  2. Admission requires a bachelor's degree in a human service area such as education, social work, psychology, human services, etc. Suitability of other degrees will be considered on an individual basis by counseling faculty.
  3. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate degree or take the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Statement of academic goals addressing applicant's motivations, personal characteristics, experience, education and intentions for earning the counseling degree.
  5. Professional resume including education, work, volunteer or life experience relevant to the field of counseling.
  6. Three letters of references from professional, academic or character sources.
  7. All applicants will be required to interview with the counseling faculty as part of the admissions process. 

Additional requirements:

  1. Submit a disclosure statement upon admission to the program. Resubmit annually.
  2. Submit a national-level criminal background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to seeing clients during COUN F634P 
    (www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks).
  3. Complete internship placements appropriate to the student's declared area of interest.
  4. Complete background check procedure required by the school or community internship placement. The procedure varies depending on placement.
  5. Pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).

Note: The FBI criminal background check process takes up to three months.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 48-60 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Program Requirements
COUN F615Foundations of Counseling3
COUN F623Counseling Theories and Applications I3
COUN F627Developmental Interventions 13
or COUN F629 Counseling Interventions for Adults
COUN F628Child and Adolescent Development3
COUN F632Career Development3
COUN F630Appraisal for Counselors3
COUN F634Practicum in Individual Counseling3
COUN F636Internship I 23
COUN F647Professional Ethics3
COUN F660Cross-Cultural Counseling3
COUN F674Group Counseling3
COUN F686Internship II 23
COUN F698Non-Thesis Research/Project3-6
or COUN F699 Thesis
ED F601Introduction to Applied Social Science Research3
Concentrations
Select one from the following concentrations:6-27
School Counseling (elementary or secondary)
K-12 School Counseling (elementary or secondary)
Clinical Mental Health
Total Credits48-72

Concentrations 

School Counseling

COUN F646School Counseling3
Elective credits3
Total Credits6

K-12 School counseling 

COUN F646School Counseling3
COUN F687Internship III 23
COUN F688Internship IV 23
Total Credits9

 Clinical mental health

COUN F638Adult Development3
COUN F650Cross-Cultural Psychopathology3
COUN F666Family and Network Therapy3
COUN F687Internship III 23
Elective credits6
Total Credits18

 Clinical mental health and school counseling

Complete the following courses for both clinical mental health concentration and school counseling at one level (elementary or secondary)
COUN F636Internship I 23
COUN F638Adult Development3
COUN F646School Counseling3
COUN F650Cross-Cultural Psychopathology3
COUN F666Family and Network Therapy3
COUN F686Internship II 23
COUN F687Internship III 23
Total Credits21

 Clinical mental health and k-12 school counseling

Complete the following courses for both clinical mental health concentration and K-12 school counseling (elementary and secondary)
COUN F636Internship I 23
COUN F638Adult Development3
COUN F646School Counseling3
COUN F650Cross-Cultural Psychopathology3
COUN F666Family and Network Therapy3
COUN F686Internship II 23
COUN F687Internship III 26
COUN F688Internship IV 23
Total Credits27
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School Counseling students must complete COUN F627.

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Additional fee required. Charges are added to fee statements each semester.

Note: Courses assigned by the student’s graduate committee to remove deficiencies will not be allowed as part of the graduate program.