Master of Counseling (School concentration)

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.

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.

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