Aug 11, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counselor Education, M.A.

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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines

Minimum Total Hours: 47
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1101
Dept. Code: EDF
Major/College Codes: AGC ED
Approved 1965


Career Counseling (CRC)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMH)
School Counseling (SCL)

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Educational and Psychological Studies

Contact Information:

The Counselor Education major provides students with the general counseling skills needed to become professional counselors. Graduates are trained to assess problems, counsel clients, select appropriate intervention strategies and consult with other professionals and administrators.   Three concentraareas are available:  School Counseling (Plan II), Clinical Mental Health, and Career Counseling.  For students who prefer to work in community based counseling positions rather than in elementary or secondary schools, there are two Plan III options: (a) Mental Health Counseling and (b) Career Counseling.

Accredited by the  Council for the Accredication of Educator  Programs (CAEP).

Major Research Areas:
Multicultural counseling and development, career development, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions, community mental health, and counselor education and supervision.

Admissions Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

Requirements also include:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score is required with a preferred score of at least the 50th percentile Verbal and the 50th percentile Quantitative (writing not required) Or A Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) score of at least 50
  • Students who have GRE subtest scores of less than the 50th percentile or MAT scores of less than 50 must have GPAs above 3.20 in order to be considered for admission.
  • CLAST/GKT required for applicants interested in the School Counseling Concentration
  • Proof of educational or professional experience
  • Three Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview
  • Resume

International Students
In addition to university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in majors requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. GRE scores, etc.)

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours -    47 hours minimum

Core – 7 Credit Hours
Additional required courses – 24 Credit Hours
Concentration – 16 Credit Hours minimum


Core Requirements (7 Credit Hours Minimum)

Concentration Requirements

Students select from the following concentrations:

Career Counseling Concentration (16 Credit Hours Minimum)

School Counseling Concentration (Plan II) (41 Credit Hours Minimum)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration (25 Credit Hours Minimum)

Other Information

Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria. Graduate Certificates are also available in several areas.

Comprehensive Exam

Students must successfully pass a comprehensive examination prior to graduation.

Students in Plan II must also present official passing scores on the following examinations prior to graduation:

  • Florida Professional Education Exam
  • Florida  Subject Area Examination in Guidance and Counseling


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