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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 highlightscareer opportunities, and how learning at Stephens is different. 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:

  • Evening courses help you balance your commitments
  • Faculty offer current, relevant experience
  • Dedicated advisers respect your personal goals and unique experience
  • Founded on the scientist-practitioner training model for a more meaningful learning experience 

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. Options and tracks include:

Additional options include:

  • Post-Graduate School Counseling certification

Curriculum & Accreditation Announcement 

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 curriculum, 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 CounselingSchool Counseling and new Addictions Counseling track. 

How We're Different 

We're committed to life long learning. We'll work with you to help you find your unique path as you pursue a career in helping others. Our program is designed to help you focus on the emphasis areas that most align with your career goals. And we do it all with evening classes that allow you to balance your pursuit of education with your life commitments. We're also committed to working with you one-on-one to ensure affordability. The Office of Financial Aid is always ready to help you navigate your options.

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. So while our programs may be delivered online, they are always focused on you as an individual. 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. 

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Don’t wait to start your future. There’s always a class ready 
for you; start in fall, spring or summer. We’re always here to help and we make the application process easy. We also work hard to ensure our programs are affordable. Because we believe in supporting our students, every step of the way

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