The Oregon State University Counseling Academic Unit and OSU Ecampus offer a 75-credit master's graduate program focused on school counseling. This unique and well-established program is now available through Ecampus in a hybrid format to be more accessible to students throughout the Northwest: 50 percent online and 50 percent via classroom meetings held two weekends each term in Salem, Ore.
Applications for the program are accepted once a year in January for the annual cohort with courses beginning in June. Download the 2015 application packet.
Become an exceptional school counselor
OSU's master's program is focused on preparing you to utilize skills in individual and group counseling, consultation and system change, leadership, advocacy and action research to:
- Deliver comprehensive school counseling program services to all students
- Increase college-going rates among under-represented populations
A respected and accredited program
The Master of Counseling (MCoun) program is taught by renowned counseling faculty within OSU's College of Education. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), as well as Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). In addition, being a graduate of a CACREP program gives you a competitive career advantage and a greater chance for acceptance into a doctoral program in counseling.
A degree designation change (summer 2014)
This program changed degree designations in 2014 from a Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling to a Master of Counseling (MCoun). This change more accurately reflects the nature of the pre-professional preparation students receive in this program. Starting with the 2015 cohort, students will pursue a Master of Counseling degree.
This is not a teacher or professional licensure program
In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.
To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.
Alabama residents notice
State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama teaching certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree and grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought, and for which Alabama issues a certificate. In addition, administration area certificate applicants in Alabama must document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). For the latest information on certification in the state of Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Education.