The Ed.S. degree is designed for graduate students with a master’s degree in counseling, or very closely related degree, who desire further specialization as professional counselors and a higher level of competence in their work settings. The degree consists of 27 semester hours after completion of the master’s degree.
Admission Requirements Include:
Master’s degree in counseling or very closely related field
Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
A written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to the chosen option, career goals, and communication/interpersonal skills.
If the prospective student’s master’s degree is NOT from a CACREP accredited counseling program, the student must have taken the equivalent of:
Equivalency of courses must be determined and approved by the student’s advisor. Students who are admitted without having the equivalent of the above courses are expected to complete them successfully before taking the required Ed.S. coursework. These prerequisite courses will not count toward meeting the requirements for the Ed.S. degree.