Counseling Graduate Programs
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
The M.S. in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It is a 48-hour program designed to prepare dynamic, professional school counselors to be team leaders who implement comprehensive school counseling programs that are integral to the total educational system. School counselors are taught by award winning faculty in coursework designed to support students' achievement and learning and their academic, career and social/emotional development. The school counseling program may be completed in 24 months with a combination of online and on-campus (Manhattan and Olathe) coursework.
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision prepares graduates for professional leadership roles in counselor education, supervision, advanced counseling practice, and research. The doctoral program is designed for those who aspire to careers in counselor education at colleges and universities; teaching, counseling, and supervision at community colleges; director of counseling programs in P-12 programs; consultation to community agencies, business/industry, and/or state departments; counseling and supervisory positions in student development; and/or, mental health private practice counseling. Graduates will complete the program with the coursework to apply for a mental health counseling license.
The program requires a minimum of 96 hours post baccalaureate and includes coursework in professional counseling, clinical counseling, and research, culminating in a dissertation that is a unique contribution to the field. Students develop an area of focus constructed of 6 hours of courses outside of the department planned with concurrence of the committee. The program includes a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation research.
This 48-credit hour program is an accredited master's degree in school counseling leading to school counseling licensure.