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A counselor can make a profound difference in someone's life. Our nationally accredited counseling program enables graduates to deliver professional counseling services in a clinical mental health or school setting. The program is distinguished by exceptional in-classroom instruction, a cohort model where students form strong bonds and progress together, and both academic knowledge and theory. The experience of closely supervised practicum and internships build competence in counseling skills and in personal growth.
Robyn Loxley, an alumna of the clinical mental health program, focused on high-risk populations, trauma-informed care and crisis intervention in order to serve a much-needed niche in the counseling field. She named the counseling clinic as the "room of requirement" - a place where everyone gets what they need.
"Spending a year as an intern in our community clinic was a pleasure because I was able to visit with faculty that I have known since my first years in undergrad while ensuring that students were able to seek services and inquire about the counseling program easily."
Graduate students in the school counseling program are completing their practicum in local schools.
Small groups of students are placed together in one school where they learn the school culture, facilitate classroom guidance lessons, lead support and educational groups, and provide students with one-on-one individual academic and personal/social support.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (90 credit hours)
School Counseling (78-81 credit hours)
The Council for Accrediting Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is recognized as the gold standard for university counseling programs.
Our graduate counseling program prepares the counselors of tomorrow with exceptional in-classroom instruction using a cohort model where students form strong bonds as they progress through their coursework together.
Contact Jordon Zardinejad, our graduate recruitment and program support coordinator.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
5-7 p.m. | Graduate & Research Center
The Master of Counseling application for the summer 2019 cohort opens September 2018. The application deadline is December 1.
Enjoy on-campus living at OSU-Cascades. All room types are open to graduate students but many choose to live in a single room with a private bathroom, or with other graduate students in apartment-style suites.