Graduate Programs

Master's Programs

The Counseling Department currently offers three distinct Master's programs:

Each counseling track has a 60 credit hour unique curriculum complete with multiple field experiences designed to best prepare students for work with their intended populations. The program also offers a double major where students can elect to complete the degree requirements for two counseling tracks.

Most importantly, all master's counseling programs are fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), the national accrediting body for counseling. These accreditations indicate program alignment with national training standards for professional counselors in each of these respective areas. In addition, the School Counseling program is aligned with the competencies set forth by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the licensure requirements for Professional School Counseling. Similarly, the Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling programs curricula are aligned with professional clinical mental health counselor licensure requirements in North Carolina ( and many other states. 

In addition to the degree programs offered, multiple add-on certificates are also available which allow a student to further specialize within their selected area of study.

Doctoral Program

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed to prepare culturally competent students to work as counselor educators, researchers, clinicians, and supervisors in academic and non-academic settings. In addition to establishing a core foundation in counselor education and supervision, emphasis is provided in the area of cultural diversity and social justice. Program graduates have assumed professional roles as faculty, senior administrators, supervisors, and counselors in various settings.

The doctoral program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Learning Objectives
  • To increase students’ knowledge of the role and functions of counselor educators, researchers, and counselors.
  • To equip students with unique counseling and research skills to provide effective rehabilitation counseling, education, and research within a cultural context.
  • To prepare students to obtain content knowledge in cultural diversity, trauma informed care, and additional expertise in specific areas in rehabilitation education.
  • To equip students with knowledge, skills, and experience, to increase the body of research addressing diversity, social justice, and disability issues.
  • To prepare students to address professional issues and become leaders and research in rehabilitation counselor education and disability research in rehabilitation counselor education and disability research through professional associations, publications, and professional development. 

Prospective students are encouraged to visit all areas of the Website for more detailed information on admissions and matriculation. If you would like more information, a departmental tour, or would like to preview course syllabi, please reach out! For more information about applying, consult the Graduate College's Graduate Admission Application Instruction page.