Educational Specialist - Counselor Education, Master | Mississippi State University | Starkville, United States
24 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Counselor Education program at the Mississippi State University prepares students for careers as school counselors, student affairs professionals in higher education, and as counselors in rehabilitation, college counseling centers, and other mental health community agencies.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Counseling Program Accreditation at the Counselor Education program from the Mississippi State University

The M.S. programs in Counseling are Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, and School and are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).    

The doctoral programs in counseling (PHCE) and in school counseling (PHSE) are also accredited CACREP. The school counseling program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Graduate study in counseling offers preparation in counseling at three degree levels.

  • The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Counselor Education with concentrations in clinical mental health counseling; rehabilitation counseling; student affairs; college counseling; and school counseling
  • The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree with concentrations in counseling and school psychology provide advanced coursework sought by students seeking licensure or higher levels of certification
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with majors in Counseling/Mental Health Counseling and Counseling/School Counseling

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological Testing in Educational and Related Settings

  • Counseling Skills Development

  • Counseling Theory

  • Group Techniques and Procedures

  • Developmental Counseling and Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Review tips for a successful application.
  • Review both University and departmental deadlines.
  • Gather the full names and email addresses of three individuals to compose letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare your statement of purpose.
  • Review, edit, and finalize your resume/curriculum vitae and select a writing sample (if required).
  • Request your transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your test scores sent to The Graduate School (Examples: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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