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Professional Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
School: Full-time, 2-year, CACREP accredited program, combined M.Ed./Ed.S. Qualifies graduates for school counselor certification. Mental Health: Full-time, 2-year program, focuses on development of counseling skills used in a variety of settings. We offer a master degree in Professional Counseling at the University of Georgia. 

Overview

This department prepares counseling, student affairs and leisure service professionals for a changing and increasingly complex world. Central to the program degree in Professional Counseling at the University of Georgia is a focus on prevention and remediation of human challenges and enhancement of well-being in relation to individual and collective behavior at schools and community practices, and through public policy.

The purpose of the mental health master’s degree program is to prepare students to work in a variety of community settings. This program is designed to be relatively broad in scope and focuses on the development of generic counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. 

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services and the University of Georgia are committed to recruiting students from diverse backgrounds. Our objectives: to train students in the development of generic clinical counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients; To prepare students to work in a variety of community settings including mental health agencies, juvenile correction agencies, drug and alcohol programs, marriage and family therapy clinics, gerontology centers and business and industry; and to prepare students as counseling practitioners who effectively integrate current research into practice.

Programme Structure

  • The mission of the program is to prepare counselors who work in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and are educational leaders and self-reflective practitioners; serve as advocates for all students; understand and apply principles of group work in building school and community partnerships; and accept responsibility for improving educational practices through an active program of research and evaluation. 
  • The UGA model for school counselor preparation and practice is based on five program components: (1) counseling and coordination, (2) educational leadership, (3) advocacy, (4) team building and collaboration, and (5) use of assessment data. Three related strands are addressed across these components: (1) awareness, knowledge, and skills related to multiculturalism; (2) the use of technology to improve educational practice; and (3) the application of the ASCA National Standards and Model of the ASCA National Standards and Model.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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