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Master of Science in Counseling

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The Counseling and Student Development Department has earned the honorable designation as a "First Choice" program at Eastern Illinois University.

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Through state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and researched-based training practices, the Department of Counseling and Student Development seeks to become a premier training facility for master’s level professional counselors.

  • The M.S. in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP).
  • We offer two concentrations in either Clinical or School Counseling.
  • Students completing the M.S. in Counseling are prepared to seek Licensure in the State of Illinois and many other states. Check out a state-by-state listing here. (pdf)

Why Choose EIU for Your Grad Studies?

We believe in everything our program has to offer, but let's narrow it down to a few key reasons you should check us out.