School Counseling (MEd)

Program of Study 

Area 1 Professional Core Required Hours33
Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling
Counseling Skills I
Research Methods and Design in Counseling
Diagnosis in Counseling
Career Development Counseling
Human Growth and Development
Counseling Theory
Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
Individual Analysis
Group Techniques and Procedures
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
Portfolio/Exit Exam
Area 2 Concentration Required Hours22
School Counseling Services
Applied Practice in School Counseling
Internship in School Counseling (take for 6 hours)
Counseling Exceptional Children (Students must earn a grade of B or better in order to be certified to teach in the state of Georgia.)
Counseling Children
Seminar in School Counseling
Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative Student Support
Area 3 Electives Required Hours6
Select two courses from the following (or approved alternative):
Psychological Aspects of Substance Abuse
Play Therapy
Advanced Counseling Skills
Family Therapy Process and Practice
Advanced Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Assessment
Marriage Systems Theory and Therapy
Students must also satisfy Georgia certification requirements
Total Credit Hours61

*Students must also satisfy Georgia certification requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • An earned undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of A 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) cumulative undergraduate GPA

  • Resume

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Successful completion of an interview with departmental faculty

Deadlines: Priority deadline-December 1st; All applications and related materials are due no later than March 1st for consideration for Fall admission

Additional Program Requirements

  • Interviews will be conducted only after potential candidates have applied for admission and are qualified, based on an assessment of a completed application file. Applicants who reach the minimum scores designated above are not guaranteed admission or may be provisionally admitted since multiple factors are considered in these decisions.

  • Evaluation of the student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic progress as well as professional dispositions.

  • In order to graduate, students must complete the required exit assessment/ comprehensive exam.