36 months
20756 USD/year
20756 USD/year
8058 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Counselor Education program at Western Connecticut State University offered by the  includes a school counseling option and a clinical mental health counseling program option, each leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree.


The Counselor Education program at Western Connecticut State University has been nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs since 1996. The school counseling option prepares candidates to work as school counselors in grades K-12. 

The programme

The clinical mental health counseling option prepares students to work as counselors in a variety of community, agency, and clinical mental- health settings. Students are National-Certified Counselor-eligible after passing the National Counselor Exam, administered at Western each fall and spring. In addition, graduates are eligible to become licensed professional counselors upon completing additional requirements set forth by the State of Connecticut.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Assessment for Counselors
  • Fundamentals of Statistics and Research Design
  • Interviewing and Consultation Across the Life Span: Principles and Techniques
  • Group Work Foundation: Theory and Practice  
  • Individual Counseling in the Schools: Clinical Skills
  • Advanced Group Work: Theory and Practice
  • Pupil Personnel Services: Philosophy and Organization
  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Internship in School Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH

or 60


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an undergraduate program that includes a general-education distribution of courses in English, mathematics, science, social and behavioral sciences, foreign language, and fine arts.
  • Submit an essay demonstrating proficiency in English, stating the reasons for wanting to enroll in a counselor-education program, and emphasizing experiences relevant to the field.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals able to testify to the student’s suitability as a prospective counselor.
  • Be interviewed by the program’s faculty admissions committee, which will assess the student’s academic background and personal attributes that might affect the student’s performance as a counselor.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    20756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10378 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    8058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4029 USD per semester during 36 months.

NE Regional: $6,044 per semester

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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