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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. Program electives, counseling practicum and internship, 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 2016-2017 is 96.6% (average of 3 specialty areas). 

CHE Cohort 3

PROGRAM overview

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:

·       Clinical Mental Health Counseling

·       Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

·       School Counseling

Note: students are able to specialize in more than one program area.

PROGRAM information

Master's Program Requirements
Master's Program Handbook
Master's Practicum and Internship Manual

For all other Counselor Education student forms, visit HERE 

For the Patton College of Education Master's student handbook and forms, visit HERE 



CACREP logoThe 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 March 31, 2018. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is fully accredited by CACREP through October 31, 2023, following the July 2017 merger of CACREP and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).


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:

Yegan Pillay, PhD, LPCC-S
Associate Professor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432M