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M.Ed. in Counseling Program Overview

At Stephens, we believe in helping people pursue their dreams. Evening courses, multiple program tracks, and committed faculty who care about your goals make it easy for you to pursue your M.Ed. in Counseling or the licensure you need.  Our focus on the individual ensures small class sizes and personal attention. Explore program highlights and career opportunities. When you're ready, you can request info or simply start your application.


Program Highlights

Enhance your career with a degree or licensure provided by those who understand the industry and your commitment to making a difference. Explore program highlights:

  • Dedicated advisers respect and support your personal goals 
  • Advisers are focused not only on preparing students but providing support for the transition into the next phase of your career 
  • Faculty offer current, relevant experience
  • Founded on the scientist-practitioner training model for a more meaningful learning experience 
  • Strong peer-to-peer support networks with fellow counseling students 

No matter which track you choose, you'll be well positioned to enjoy a successful and rewarding career in the growing field of counseling. You'll graduate well prepared with curriculum well-aligned to your professional goals and industry and licensure requirements. 

Support for Your Career Path 

Stephens College offers a Master of Education in Counseling. Explore our tracks including coursework and career outlook: 

Additional options include:

Curriculum & Accreditation 

Stephens College is preparing to apply for accreditation with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the organization that accredits counselor education programs across the country. CACREP-accredited programs are considered the gold standard in counselor training. 

CACREP accreditation requires changes to our curriculum, the number of credit hours required for completion, and the number of hours required for your practicum and internship. As part of our application, we are making these changes effective Fall 2017. Applying for accreditation can take up to 24 months, and even longer in some cases. During this application period, we will continue offering our existing curriculum (for students who enrolled before Fall 2017) and the new, CACREP-aligned curriculum (for students who enroll Fall 2017 or later).

If you have any questions about accreditation and related program changes, please review our frequently asked questions page. If you have questions about the application or enrollment process, please contact Heather Miles, the M.Ed. Counseling Recruitment Coordinator, at (573) 876-7292 or [email protected].

Strong Career Outlook 

Counseling professionals with the right educational foundation and credentials are in excellent position to pursue career success. Employment for those in the counseling field is expected to grow in the years ahead. Depending on the specialty area pursued, growth can be faster than the industry average. And Stephens College has the curriculum and commitment to get you well positioned for success.

Explore projected job growth for counseling careers including Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling


About Stephens College 

Since 1833, we’ve been committed to providing the education and experiences that make the biggest goals achievable. Today we are in our fifth decade of serving adult learners are they pursue their dreams. Faculty and advisors are always ready to talk to you about your career goals, and to help you find the path that's right for you. 

The Counseling program is part of the School of Health Sciences. Meet the faculty

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Don’t wait to start your future. We’re always here to help and we make the application process easy. Because we believe in supporting our students, every step of the way

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