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Master's in Counseling Info


The Ohio University Counselor Education program is currently recruiting students for the master’s program specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to be offered on the Ohio University Chillicothe campus in May 2020 (pending minimum enrollments are met). The master’s program in Counseling is offered at OHIO regional campuses every 2–3 years, so don’t miss this opportunity to enroll in Chillicothe in 2020! The program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Program Code: ME6278

The regional program uses a cohort model, meaning that all students take the same classes at the same time. The regional cohort is a 2-year program designed for full-time working students, so courses are offered in the evening (5 pm), or in hybrid or online formats. Applications are currently open and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is filled. However, we encourage students to apply as soon as possible and preferably by January 15, 2020.

Approximately 20-25 M.Ed. students are admitted to the regional cohort program. Academic credentials, experience, compatibility of personal characteristics and professional goals with advanced study in the field of counseling are all taken into consideration in the admissions process. Graduates of the program are eligible for state licensure in Ohio as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and national certification as National Certified Counselors (NCC).  Graduates are employed as mental health counselors in agencies, colleges and universities, hospitals, and school-based settings. The job placement rate for graduates is typically 100%.  

For application requirements, please go to: https://www.ohio.edu/education/counseling-higher-education/counseling

Applications must be submitted online to Graduate College: https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply


Testimonials from Graduates of the Regional Program at OHIO Chillicothe

Ohio University's Counselor Education Program was a comprehensive learning experienced that not only prepared me for my career as a professional counselor, but also changed the way I view myself and the world around me. I'm proud to say that I graduated from this program where I made lifelong friends, solidified my education and furthered my career.

Katlin Kazee (2019 Graduate)


My experience with the Ohio University master’s program (in Counselor Education) has prepared me for the challenges I have faced so far in my career. The professors have prepared me with real world knowledge with a caring attitude towards my success.

Jennifer Montgomery, LPC, SWA (2019 Graduate)


The master’s program in counseling at Ohio University provided me with the finest academic training and support to reach my goal of becoming a licensed independent counselor. Through their program, the vast encouragement from my professors, and their networks with local agencies I was able to find an internship that perfectly matched my career aspirations and was employed before I graduated with a position that has been highly rewarding.

Kylie Marinkovic, M.Ed., LPCC, LICDC


The Ohio University Counselor Education Program gave me the skills and professional awareness needed to begin rendering psychotherapy within a context congruent to medical necessity. Many professionally oriented individuals are rightfully curious as to the economy of a graduate level degree. Speaking only for myself, I can factually state that after working ten years for the same non­profit agency that started with internship during my Ohio University Counselor Education Program, I am earning more than double that which I ever did in the private sector with a bachelor's level business degree, even adjusted for inflation.

David L. Weaver, LPCC-S, Therapist & Clinic Director


NOTE: The Patton College offers a variety of programs at Ohio University regional campuses and eCampus. All cohort programs and the courses therein are contingent on a specified minimum enrollment of students. Program start dates may be postponed if the minimum enrollment is not reached. This decision will be made no fewer than 30 days prior to the advertised start date.

For questions or more information, contact:

Tamarine Foreman PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
Assistant Professor
Regional Cohort Program Facilitator 
McCracken Hall 432L