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Idaho State University

24 months
26547 USD/year
26547 USD/year
9925 USD/year
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Counseling from Idaho State University aims to prepare students to be professional counselors.

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Counseling from Idaho State University prepares counselors to respond to the multitude of societal changes and to the ever-expanding counseling profession. In addition to knowledge and experience in the following eight common-core areas, graduates also have specialized knowledge and skills as identified in the objectives of the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Student Affairs Counseling majors.

Graduates with Counseling from Idaho State University will:

  • have knowledge of Human Growth and Development in order to understand the nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in multicultural contexts.
  • have knowledge of Social and Cultural Foundations to be effective in a multicultural and diverse society.
  • be knowledgeable and skillful in Counseling and Consultation processes.
  • be knowledgeable about group development, dynamics, counseling theory, group counseling methods, and group work approaches.
  • be knowledgeable and understand career development and related factors.
  • understand and be knowledgeable about individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation.
  • be knowledgeable about various research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation.
  • be knowledgeable about the profession of counseling including history, organizational structures, ethics, standards, and credentialing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Statistics and Research
  • Psychological Testing for Counselors
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Cultural Counseling
  • Crisis Interventions and Trauma Counseling
  • Conceptualizing Counseling Theory
  • Applications of Counseling Theory
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Theories of Family and Couple Counseling
  • Small Group Activity
  • Group Counseling Techniques
  • Psychodiagnosis and Psychotropic Drugs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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For national students deadlines are for priority application forms.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the United States, or its equivalent from a school in another country (must complete degree before onset of classes in the Fall semester in year of acceptance).
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic capabilities, work performance, professional potential, and character.
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • Standardized Test or GPA requirements
  • Transcript(s)
  • English proficiency score
  • Names and contact information of recommenders
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26547 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26547 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9925 USD per year during 24 months.

Summer tuition: $504.97 per credit hour 

Living costs for Idaho Falls

680 - 970 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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