The Counselor Educational program, accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), within the School of Education prepares counselors to work professionally with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Program specializations are available in school counseling and in clinical mental health counseling at the master's degree level. Review of application for master’s degree programs is once each year beginning after the application deadline of February 1. Students who are accepted into the school counseling degree program are required to start classes the following summer; Students who are accepted into the clinical mental health degree program have the option to begin classes in the following summer or the following fall. Qualified students may apply for admission to graduate programs in the School of Education leading to Master of Education (M.Ed.), or Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. In addition to the Graduate School’s required application materials, the M.Ed. and the M.S. programs require an essay discussing professional philosophy and professional goals, as well as an entrance interview. Admission is considered only after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. Where appropriate, all international student requirements must be met. If a program has a cohort group with enrollment limitations, an entrance interview will be required. The School of Education reserves the right to obtain additional information about the student's professional competence from qualified professionals. Admission decisions are based upon the predicted success of the applicant as a student and professional in the chosen field and are made only after considering all available data. A student must meet all requirements for full admission. A cumulative baccalaureate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale serves as a guideline for full acceptance. After being accepted for graduate study in the School of Education, the student should contact an adviser assigned to her/him for assistance in filing a plan of study for consideration by the School of Education. Graduate assistantships are available in the School of Education. Applications are considered on the basis of scholarship, potential to undertake advanced study and research, and financial need. Students must be accepted into The Graduate School before they are eligible for an assistantship.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)