12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Educational Specialist degree in Counseling from Kent State University can be highly individualized to meet the needs of students having interests in a variety of school or community settings. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Counseling degree from Kent State University is an advanced-level practitioner's degree, and the focus is on practical knowledge and skill.

State and Federal background checks are required for practicum/internship experiences and to apply for Counselor Trainee status. See the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for more information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in professional identity, social and cultural diversity; human growth and development, career development; helping relationships; group work, assessment; and research and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
  • Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for clinical mental health counselors or school counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation and Ethics: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Orientation and Ethics: School Counseling
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Counseling Theories
  • Supervision in Counseling 
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • Practicum: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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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

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Interview Form
  • Interview
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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