Wichita State’s Master of Education (MEd) in counseling will help you build a strong background in human growth and development—preparing you for a rewarding career as a licensed counselor in a variety of settings. The program offers the flexibility of several specializations (addiction, clinical mental health, higher education, school and sports), a certificate option and practicum experience. And you’ll enjoy the convenience of evening classes as well as a number of online and hybrid courses.

Learn how Counseling is the right fit for you.

Counseling students working together in the classroom

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the program, you must be admitted to Wichita State and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credit hours. You must also submit:

  • A statement of professional goals
  • Your resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

The program is open to anyone with an undergraduate degree. There is no Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test required for admission.


The MEd in counseling offers different tracks depending upon the student's career goals. These tracks include addiction counseling (60 credit hours), clinical mental health counseling (60 credit hours), higher education counseling (45 credit hours), school counseling (48 credit hours) and sports counseling (60 credit hours).


A graduate degree in counseling from Wichita State’s College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact on the lives of others—and on your career.

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