University of Southern California

Rossier School of Education

Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC)


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program will prepare you for a career in academic counseling and advising. The program blends a counseling-based theoretical foundation with practical applications in student affairs to prepare you to promote and facilitate educational attainment. Courses in the program address higher education counseling in a variety of settings, including public and private universities, two-year and four-year research universities and liberal arts colleges, specialty colleges, and many others. The program’s required fieldwork component will provide you with supervised experience in relevant areas.


Distinctive Program Benefits:

Exceptional quality from one of the top-ranked programs: USC Rossier ranks #4 in national higher education programs.

Academic counseling foundation in a specifically higher education context: Gain a balance of counseling experience and understanding of the higher education system.

Emphasis on Urban Education: Study with faculty focused on addressing issues for at-risk populations in research and practice.

Strategic fieldwork placements: Identify a supervised internship with the assistance of a dedicated placement coordinator.

Practitioner-Scholar Faculty: Learn from professors who have real-world experience in a variety of local higher education institutions.


Regional, WASC

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1733/unit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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