With a strong background in human growth and development, as well as communication skills, counselors assist clients in developing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strengths.
Wichita State University’s M.Ed. in Counseling is designed to prepare students to meet the requirements of Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for Licensed School Counselors and Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board for Licensed Professional Counselors. Completing a M.Ed. in Counseling, students are able to provide counseling services in a wide range settings, including PK 12 schools, colleges/universities, and agencies.
The M.Ed. in Counseling may be earned under a thesis or nonthesis option. The nonthesis option in counseling requires forty-six (46) credit hours of coursework and a written comprehensive examination. The thesis option in counseling requires fifty-four (54) credit hours of coursework plus an oral examination over the thesis.
PK-12 School Counseling. Individuals who already have a teaching license could apply to become a licensed school counselor. Individuals without a teaching license are also eligible for licensure as a school counselor by taking additional coursework (2 semesters of field experience and one year of post degree internship).
The counseling program offers a postmaster’s certificate program in play therapy. The certificate program is designed to meet training standards for Registered Play Therapist established by the Association of Play Therapy.
The following must be met for admission to the degree program Master of Education in Counseling.
When applying for admission to the Master’s in Counseling program, you must submit to the Graduate School:
Once the Graduate School forwards the application to the Department, it will request:
Upon receipt of this information, the departmental screening committee will make recommendations concerning acceptance/rejection for the master's program in counseling,