Masters' of Education:

Higher Education Counseling Track


Many graduates of our counseling program may find employment in higher education settings for a variety of positions in student affairs such as admissions and student advisement by completing the higher education counseling track. Students who complete the Higher Education Counseling track are eligible to apply to the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership.

Degree Requirements

The M. Ed in Counseling, higher education counseling track consists of 45 graduate hours. The courses include:


Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the Master's in Counseling program, you must submit to the Graduate School:

Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:

  • A statement of professional goals
  • A resumé
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to provide reference information

Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning admission decisions for the master's program in counseling.

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.

Background Check Requirement

Upon admission and prior to their first semester, all students admitted to the Educational Psychology program must clear a criminal background check. Click here for instructions.