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UW-Superior offers two master’s program options for the field of counseling

After the year we've had, counseling has never been more vital.

The past year has been as uncertain, frightening and confusing as any in recent past; Counselors are needed now more than ever.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers two programs to help individuals answer the call to help.

Counseling is one of the most employable and rewarding disciplines with graduates able to follow a variety of career paths. At the completion of their studies, students in clinical mental health, marriage and family therapy or school counseling are ready to seek a counseling position in a mental health agency, university or school system with K-12 school certification.

“We’re staying up-to-date with what is happening in the field and the schools and providing the necessary training and content knowledge that students need to leave well prepared to provide services from the start,” said Lynn O’Brien, assistant professor of school counseling at UW-Superior.

Find out more about UW-Superior's programs here

Master of Science in Education - Counseling

UW-Superior's Graduate Studies Program in Counseling provides professional education and training leading to a Master of Science in Education degree in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage and Family Therapy or School Counseling.

The M.S.E. program is designed for students who wish to become professionals in counseling and related fields. Students engage in two years of intensive professional development, which includes knowledge building and skill acquisition through traditional classroom instruction of 10-15 students, practicums and an internship enabling students to professionally apply their acquired skills.

Besides being offered in a variety of styles that contribute to effective student learning, classes are offered with students’ schedules in mind. Most classes are offered evenings during the week. Some weekend and online classes are also available. Most students complete the program within two-and-a- half to three years.  

Fellow counseling graduate students bring sincere interests, real-life experiences and a strong desire to learn. They work and learn with others who share their interests, motivation and dedication. Students not only learn from the dedicated faculty and staff, but they learn from each other as well.

Find out how to apply here

Master of Science in Education - School Counseling

UW-Superior’s Master of Science in Education – Counseling, School Counseling Track online program provides a foundation for graduates to succeed and to support today's students’ mental health and emotional wellness with specialized instruction and innovative coping mechanisms.

“A lot of our students are already working,” said O’Brien. “They are either teachers or maybe in the mental health profession looking to cross over into the school counseling program. I think the online format really helps students to be able to access the program.”

Rooted in both theory and practice, the M.S.E. in School Counseling online program offers students the opportunity to further expand their critical thinking and gain real-world field experience by participating in internship and practicum courses.

As part of the curriculum, students in this program will explore the prevention of personal and interpersonal problems; how to foster human development; and remediating existing social-emotional- developmental concerns among school-age children.

Designed for teachers and nonteachers, the M.S.E. in School Counseling online offers graduate students advanced professional training in the field of counseling at the school or district level. Career outcomes include licensed K-12 school counselor (public, private, charter); licensed school district counselor; licensed university/college counselor; career counselor; guidance counselor; and postsecondary teacher.

Find out how to apply here.

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