Ohio University

Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education

Master's of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education

The mission of the Counselor Education program at Ohio University is to provide quality instruction and supervised experience to prepare our students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. The program contributes to the local and global community through research, technical assistance, partnerships, training, and other related public service activities.

Students and faculty in the Counselor Education program are guided by the American Counseling Association (ACA, 2014) Code of Ethics and are committed to the ethical practice of counseling. In classroom, field work, and extra-curricular activities, we acknowledge and value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our students, faculty, site supervisors, and clients. We believe that an emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and advocacy strengthens the learning experiences of all. Please review the Counselor Education program commitment to diversity and inclusion to learn more about our values. 

The program offers three areas of specialization accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as well as a regional cohort on the Chillicothe campus every 2-3 years. The Master's degree can be completed in 5-6 semesters of full-time attendance, depending on the area(s) of specialization. Students can also complete multiple specialization areas to expand their skills and marketability upon graduation. 


    Clinical Mental Health Counseling (ME6278)

    The CMHC specialization prepares graduates in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders by addressing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral processes with an integrated counseling approach. 


    Clinical Mental Health/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (ME6324)

    The CMH/CLRC dual specialization prepares graduates as mental health counselors and rehabilitation counselors that facilitate the personal, vocational, and economic independence of individuals with disabilities.


    Regional Cohort-Clinical Mental Health Counseling (ME6278)

    The CMHC regional cohort offers the clinical mental health counseling specialization for full-time working professionals on the Chillicothe campus.


    School Counseling (ME6274)

    The SC specialization prepares graduates to serve the pre-K-12 population by assuming leadership and advocacy roles to promote optimum development for all students.

Master's Programs in Counselor Education FAQs


For more information, contact:

Mona Robinson, PhD, LPCC-S, LSW, CRC 
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432D