24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Counselor Education program at Southern Illinois University is developmental and holistic in focus, taking a wellness approach to counseling and psychological wellbeing. 


Key Features

We are an energetic and excited group of students and faculty engaging in the life-long process of professional development through research, teaching, clinical supervision, clinical work, and service. At the Master's level, we are committed to preparing ethical and culturally competent professional counselors to provide high quality individual, group, and family counseling for adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of settings including but not limited to child and adolescent community mental health programs, college career services and community mental health agencies.

Students of the Counselor Education program at Southern Illinois University are encouraged to reflect upon their own values, beliefs, and self-concept as they learn multiple counseling skills and techniques and develop a professional identity as a counselor. In accordance with the ethical guidelines and standards of practice integral to the profession of counseling, students are also expected to adhere to the tenets of nondiscriminatory practice with regard to clients from various backgrounds. Students will be encouraged and supported in their use of a multicultural perspective and are expected to develop an ability to work with clients who vary in race, gender, level of physical or mental ability, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, country of origin, level of education, and/or sexual orientation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior and Mental Health
  • Conflict Resolution Skills for Education Environments
  • Special Research Problem-Individual Study
  • Helping Skills
  • Interviewing and Counseling Skills for the Professional Helper
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Professional Counselor Identity and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 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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