Educational Studies

Counselor Education

Counselor Education at The College of Education and Human Ecology is one of the top counseling programs in the nation. Our nationally accredited program is consistently named one of the top 10 best by U.S. News and World Report year after year.

When accepted into the counselor education program, you'll be among the best and brightest training to be professional counselors.

Whether you are seeking your master's degree or a PhD, you will learn from talented faculty the concepts, theories and best practices of ethical and self-reflective counselors.

Our graduates go on to be successful counselors in a variety of settings. Many choose careers as counselor educators, professional counselors, supervisors and directors of counseling in public schools, universities, hospitals, government and in private practice.

Degree Programs

You have two paths to a career in professional counseling: a master's degree or a doctorate degree.

Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Counselor Education: The master's program will train you to become either a school counselor or a clinical mental health counselor. You'll learn the concepts of counseling in both theory and practice on your way to becoming a practitioner who will transform lives and communities.

PhD in Educational Studies, Counselor Education: The doctorate program prepares counselors and scholars for leadership positions in the counseling profession. You'll gain the skills to teach and train others to become professional counselors. Your studies will emphasize the leadership roles of counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practices and research.