The Master of Science (MS) in Counseling at Eastern Illinois University pursues the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the Graduate School. The program utilizes a cohort model with a low faculty-to-student ratio. The M.S. in Counseling prepares Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling students for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and School Counseling students for Professional Educator License (PEL) in the State of Illinois. The program is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) ensuring that students are trained in research-based clinical practice. The purpose of our training, which includes 1000 hours of supervised practical experience in a variety of settings, is to equip students to become qualified, ethical and culturally competent counselors.