Upon acceptance into the counselor education program, each incoming student is assigned a faculty advisor. Advisor assignments are made based on students’ identified academic and career interests. We encourage students to meet with their advisor to discuss academic planning and progress, practicum opportunities, professional development goals, and academic adjustment. Advisors also serve as a primary point of contact with the broader program and department, and can connect students with necessary resources for assistantships, research opportunities, and professional resources. The advisor, the DGS, and the DGS Administrative Assistant monitor student progress toward degree completion.
The counselor education program offers students the opportunity to participate in the Counseling Research Practicum sequence. This unique opportunity is offered by relatively few counseling programs. Students who take this sequence develop applied research expertise consistent with their responsibilities as licensed professional counselors, licensed professional clinical counselors, higher education counselors, school counselors, and professionals in other counseling-related fields. Courses in this sequence provide students interested in participating in a research project the opportunity to document that participation on their transcript. Class requirements are tailored to support your research participation with a research mentor and research team. Learn more.
I was ready to be back in school and learning, after taking 4 years off in between my undergrad and master’s. I came in with the expectation to be a sponge and take in everything. It’s been so exciting and exhilarating to learn more about the field of psychology and counseling.