The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers a Specialist in Education degree with a major in Counseling. Within the program, students will select from two different emphasis areas, listed below. This degree is designed to allow professionally trained mental health practitioners to re-specialize or further specialize within the discipline of professional counseling. The program requires prior completion of a master’s degree in counseling or its equivalent.
Emphasis areas include:
Options available for the degree include:
- Option I: Thesis
- This option is designed to prepare students for a doctoral program, for advanced professional careers, or for students wanting to complete an in-depth research experience.
- Option II: Research Problem
- This option is designed to provide a research experience that can include a specific problem, creative and aesthetic efforts such as performances, exhibits, or creative programs, or an internship.
Admission to this graduate degree program requires:
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- GRE (Minimum of 141 Quantitative, 146 Vocabulary, and 3.5 Writing)
- Departmental application
- Consent for release of criminal background check
- Personal statement of career goals
- Three completed professional recommendation forms