24 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
10500 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Counseling program at the University of Arkansas is committed to providing quality education and training for individuals pursuing counseling positions in a variety of settings. 


Key Features

The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered through the program. The Counseling program at the University of Arkansas offers four concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Addiction Counseling.

Common course requirements are specified for each emphasis. General requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants are as specified in the Objectives, Regulations, and Degrees section of this catalog. Persons completing degrees in counselor education are eligible to apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor through the Board of Examiners in Counseling for the State of Arkansas and/or for various certifications through the State Department of Education and National Board for Certified Counselors. Persons intending to complete school counselor certification requirements for the state of Arkansas must, in addition to the master’s degree, meet certain Arkansas Department of Education requirements.

The Counselor Education Program’s M.S. in School Counseling, M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling and Human Development
  • Counseling Profession
  • Lifestyle & Career Development
  • Individual Appraisal
  • Counseling Theory
  • Basic Counseling Techniques
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Dynamics of Group Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A conferred baccalaureate degree. Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework. Students who have a degree at the time of application must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60.0 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • A conferred post-baccalaureate, master, or doctoral degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The Graduate School requires the GRE (e.g. GRE code 6866) or comparable standardized examination for admission consideration for degree seeking students. Exemptions have been approved for some programs. Please contact your program of interest to determine if you are required to submit official test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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