The Counselor Education Graduate degree programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Students can earn a Master of Science in Counseling or an Educational Specialist in Counseling with either a Clinical Mental Health Counseling or a School Counseling concentration.

Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admission, a graduate application and all supporting documentation including Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) scores must be submitted to the graduate school for both the M.S. and Ed.S degree programs.

  • A 2.75 GPA for admission to the M.S. program and a recommended minimum of 3.3 GPA for admission to the Ed.S program
  • Individuals applying for an Ed.S. degree must hold a M.S. degree in counseling or a related field (as determined by program concentration)
  • Individuals applying for an Ed.S. degree with a school counseling concentration must pass Praxis I.

In addition, students applying to any of the graduate programs in counseling will need to submit a statement of purpose detailing their professional goals and fit with the program, letters of recommendation, and a current medical immunization record.

 

Advisors

Clinical Mental Health - Dr. Darren Wozny - dwozny@meridian.msstate.edu

School Counseling - Dr. Kim Hall - khall@meridian.msstate

Master of Science in Counseling or an Educational Specialist in Counseling