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Counselor Education (Concentration in College Student Development and Counseling)

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.Ed.
24 months
Duration
27971 USD/year
14497 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The M.Ed. in counselor education provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for placement in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as postsecondary institutions.

Overview

The college student development and counseling concentration prepares critically reflective counselors with specialized knowledge and skills required for placement in postsecondary institutions.

Through coursework and clinical experiences, students obtain knowledge of basic counseling theory and practice, competencies in essential counseling services, skills necessary to evaluate evidence-based research and to implement it in practice, and a dedication to continuing professional development.

Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.

The faculty makes every effort to assist students in individualizing a graduate program to match their professional needs and interests. However, individualization takes place in an environment of legitimate constraints revolving around institutional, accreditation and licensure requirements. Faculty members view each program as more than simply an aggregate of courses, and students should plan all program work with their faculty advisers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Group Procedures in Counseling
  • Career Information and Exploration
  • Assessment Techniques for Counselors
  • Multicultural Counseling in Educational Settings
  • Practicum: College Student Development and Counseling
  • Seminar in Counseling
  • Student Development Services in Higher Education
  • Internship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • VCU Graduate School requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Written essay addressing your career interests
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from previous academic work
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of coursework
  • GRE score of 290 or higher, or MAT score of 386 or higher
  • A personal interview may be requested

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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