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Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Counselor Education

In addition to the important information about the Counselor Education graduate programs below, visit the EHE Counselor Education Program website to learn more about our students, faculty and alumni. Find dates for upcoming information sessions, learn about events of interest and meet faculty and students.

In the Master of Arts in Counselor Education program you will train to become either a Professional School Counselor or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. You'll learn the concepts of counseling in both theory and practice on your way to becoming an ethical, self-reflective practitioner who will transform the lives and communities for greater health, well-being and the common good of all.


"At Ohio State, I am challenged on a daily basis to grow as a counselor and person. The faculty here is not just concerned with you becoming a school counselor - they challenge you to be the best school counselor you can be. You are pushed to think deeply about your own biases and how you want to practice. More importantly, you are pushed to think about how you will contribute to the field of professional school counseling."Beth Chatfield, MA, 2015
Professional School Counseling

Overview

Our competitive, CACREP accredited program trains professional counselors and teaches the concepts of counseling related to theory and practice, appraisal, human behavior, research and program development and evaluation.

The school counseling program readies you to become a professional school counselor in public and private primary, secondary and higher education settings. You will learn to advocate for all students, strive to help them achieve academic success and choose successful career paths and make effective decisions in their personal lives and collaborate others for the good of students.

Clinical mental health counseling prepares students whose goal is to work in a community-based agency or private-practice setting. Graduates with a license go on to work in areas related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, wellness and prevention counseling, marital and family counseling, career counseling, older adult counseling, substance abuse counseling, correctional counseling and mental health administration and leadership.

Students in counselor education graduate as ethical and self-reflective practitioners. They have professional competence, social conscience and human compassion to transform lives and communities for greater health, well-being and the common good of all - especially those in greatest need.

Successful completion of licensure examinations are required by the state of Ohio prior to practicing counselor services professionally.

Career Paths

Graduates of the program are prepared to provide services in such diverse human service settings as public and private schools, community agencies, universities, business and industry, hospitals and health care facilities, and state and rehabilitation agencies.

Program Requirements

Deadline to apply: December 1
Program start: Autumn semester
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree; minimum 3.0 GPA, valid GRE scores
Minimum semester hours to degree completion: 63
Coursework: Counseling theory and practice, appraisal, human behavior, research, program development and evaluation
Program requirements: 3 foundations courses (9 hours), 11 professional counseling courses (34 hours), 8 specialized courses (19 hours - school counseling; 20 hours - clinical mental health counseling), thesis or comprehensive exam
Minimum requirements for GRE scores for students applying for admission for Fall 2017:
The average percentile of verbal and quantitative scores must be in the 50th percentile or higher with no individual percentile for verbal or for quantitative being below the 35th percentile.
Other requirements: Practicum, Internship, Licensure
Academic opportunities: First Education Experience Program, Chi Sigma Iota honor society

Faculty

Affiliated Faculty

  • Ana Berrios, PhD, LPC, Adjunct Instructor
  • Felice Kassoy, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor
  • Julie Nelson Slagle, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Contact

Darcy Haag Granello
Program Chair/Professor
614.688.4605
granello.1@osu.edu