24 months
32775 USD/year
32775 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Counseling (M. Ed.) program at the University of Puget Sound focuses on developing skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in social service and mental health agencies, as well as preparing graduates to become certified as school counselors.


Candidates are placed in local schools and agencies for part-time, yearlong internship experiences. 

Students in  the Counseling program benefit from the strong connections that University of Puget Sound faculty have to the schools and community, and from the small, collaborative classes, active development of cultural competence, and personal mentoring from both experienced faculty members and internship supervisors. 

As a counseling candidate in our M.Ed. program you will have the opportunity to explore questions such as: What skills would help me promote positive change in a variety of settings? How can I explain and understand the behavior of others? Will I be able to work effectively with families, or even larger systems, as well as individuals? How will I know if what I am doing is enhancing the well-being of people?

What you'll learn

  • Engage in multiple contexts to promote the social and emotional growth and development of individuals, groups, families, and organizations
  • Critically and intentionally utilize multiple theories of counseling and human development and multiple sources of evidence to inform and develop practice
  • Interrogate your own biases and social location to actively pursue culturally-responsive practice and contribute collaboratively to the ongoing work of equity

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Humanistic Theories and Techniques
  • Cognitive Behavior Theories and Techniques
  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete both steps of the School of Education Application. The M.A.T. application includes three essay prompts and the M.Ed. application includes one essay prompt. 
  • Official Transcripts: Arrange to have official transcripts of all completed college-level coursework forwarded to the university. 
  • M.Ed. candidates should submit at least one academic reference if they have taken coursework at a college or university within the last three years.
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) 
  • Résumé: Submit a résumé via the online application.
  • Interview,
  • Application Fee: A $60 application fee is required, except for current University of Puget Sound undergraduate students and alumni.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    32775 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32775 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tacoma

1000 - 1580 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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