College of William and Mary

The School of Education

Counselor Education Programs


PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Counselor Education, M.Ed - Counseling

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School Psychology and Counseling programs at William & Mary prepare highly qualified professionals to practice in the public schools or in related educational and mental health settings. The benefits of these programs include small class sizes, approachable professors, collegial atmosphere and a focus on practical experiences. The School Psychology Program at William & Mary is an innovative 3-year program in which students begin working within schools during their first semester. Students build close, collaborative relationships with the School Psychology faculty members and with a group of highly skilled clinical faculty members who work as school psychologists in area school divisions as they tackle real-world issues. Counseling Programs - At William & Mary we offer CACREP-Accredited Master’s Degrees (M.Ed.) in School Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Community Counseling (with an Addictions Specialty option). We also offer a Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education (Ph.D.). At the master’s level, students can, in two years, complete all coursework and internship experiences necessary for certification and licensure in their specialty. At the doctoral level, graduates are trained to assume clinical leadership or counselor education faculty positions. The program is nationally recognized for a highly collaborative and interactive learning environment, mentoring from faculty who are active scholars and leaders, and an ongoing history of academic excellence.


The School Psychology program at the College of William and Mary is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The Counselor Education program is accredited by CACREP, The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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