The Department of Counseling offers the Master of Science degree with concentrations in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CREEP). The student who successfully completes the degree will have satisfied the education requirements for several state and national certifications and licenses.
In addition to the general application and admission requirements from the Graduate School, admission to the M.S. degree program in Counseling requires submission of satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Official GRE scores must be sent directly from the test administrator to the Graduate School.
School Counselors must be certified by the state in which they work. Certification requirements may vary by state and School Counselors must verify requirements with the certification officer in the state they are seeking certification. Students completing a Master of Science in Counseling, School Counseling concentration are prepared to seek these credentials.
Clinical Mental Health Counselors must be licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPS) in the state in which they work. Licensure requirements may vary by state and counselors must verify requirements in the state they are seeking licensure. Students completing a Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are prepared to seek these credentials.