Master's Degree - Counselor Education
The Master's Degree (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education consists of a minimum of 60 semester hours of study, including counseling practicum (offered Spring and Summer) and internship (offered Fall, Spring, and Summer) experiences to provide extensive experience in the day-to-day roles of a practicing counselor. Generally, core courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, and program electives and study abroad opportunities are offered in the Summer. The program largely offers early afternoon and evening classes during the regular academic year. The program can be completed in 5-6 semesters of full-time attendance, depending upon the area(s) of program specialization. The length of completing the program on a part-time basis depends on the chosen course load each semester. The completion rate for the Master's program in 2015-2016 was 78%.
Ohio University offers a Master’s (M.Ed.) degree in Counselor Education with several program specializations. All Master’s students complete: (a) coursework in the common core areas of counseling, (b) coursework in the chosen area[s] of specialization, (c) a 100-hour counseling practicum, (d) a 600-hour counseling internship, and (e) a capstone portfolio in EDCE 6810 Seminar in Counseling. See below links for the mission, objectives, and outcomes for each program specialization:
Note: students are able to specialize in more than one program area.
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling program specializations at Ohio University are fully accredited by the Council of Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through October 31, 2017. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is dually accredited by CACREP and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through October 31, 2023.
The Counselor Education program at Ohio University is in the process of pursuing re-accreditation for all Master’s program specializations under the CACREP (2016) standards. By maintaining CACREP accreditation, the program strives to provide the highest quality of faculty and curriculum standards.
For more information, please contact:
Adrienne Erby, PhD, NCC
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
Lecturer and Interim Director of the George E. Hill Center
McCracken Hall 437A