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Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Counselor Education

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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. The school counseling program readies you to become a professional school counselor in public and private primary and secondary settings. Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students to work in community-based agencies and hospitals, counseling centers within higher education, and private practice settings around Ohio and the nation.

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Program features

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Learn more about the MA program from the Program Chair

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Career Paths

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Funding Opportunities 

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Degree Requirements 

As of Autumn 2022 the Counselor Education program will permanently no longer require the GRE as an admissions requirement.

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Minimum Program hours: 63

Bachelor's degree; minimum 3.0 GPA; GRE not required

Deadline to apply

December 1

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Program Start

Autumn semester

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Licensure disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at

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