Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    May 30, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Counseling, Ed.S.

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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
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 900 (prior to August 1, 2011; minimum of 450 verbal and 450 quantitative) or GRE composite score of 291 (on or after August 1, 2011; minimum of 150 verbal and 141 quantitative); and 3.5 analytical writing score.
  • Current resume
  • Written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to chosen option, career goals, and anticipated benefits from the program.
  • Interview with faculty. This interview will focus on the assessment of factors such as emotional maturity, professional related experience, readiness for the program, life experiences, attitude, compatibility with department 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.

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