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The M.S. in Counseling provides dynamic curricula for students interested in obtaining certification as School Counselors or licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC). Students choose a concentration either in Clinical or School Counseling, both fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

These concentrations lead to a terminal degree and prepare students for employment either as School Counselors within K-12 school systems or as Clinical Counselors within mental health agencies, health care facilities, employee assistance programs (EAP), or human service agencies.

Students who complete the program are eligible to pursue Ph.D./Ed.D. studies in Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and other related fields or to pursue specialized training in Marriage and Family Counseling, Play Therapy, or Private Practice.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling

Course Catalog Listing

Scholarship Listing

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2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Betty Wright Downing Award
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
Dwight & Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship
EIU and Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Glen E. Hubele Scholarship
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Mary Cralley Vaupel Memorial Award
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Paul Ward Memorial Scholarship
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Williams Travel Grants

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Faculty Listing

Counseling, Buzzard Hall 2109
Contact Name: Dr. Richard Roberts, Graduate Coordinator
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