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Masters in Counseling School Rankings

Masters in Counseling School Rankings

The traditional college ranking services and publications can't provide an accurate analysis of the best graduate programs in counseling because there is no one academic discipline that provides all counseling degrees. Some of the best school counseling programs are offered through a university school of education, but there are also excellent school counseling programs found in colleges that have a department dedicated to counseling studies. Graduate programs in counseling are scattered through four academic divisions: Education, Social Work, Psychology, and Counseling in those universities that have created a separate counseling program. Our list draws from top schools in each of these categories that have excellent counseling programs.

1. Penn State University has one of the finest Rehabilitation Counseling programs in the nation. The University offers several counseling programs, all of them through the College of Education. They are recognized for their rehabilitation counseling program, but there are other options in this school: the Master of Elementary School Counseling, Master of Secondary School Counseling, Master of Career Counseling, and Master of Mental Health Counseling in Schools & Communities.

2. University of Arizona offers the Master of Education (MEd) in School Counseling. Also available through the College of Education is a nationally ranked Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program. There is an Educational Specialist degree available at the graduate level that is designed for a number of high level educational positions although the jobs in this field often include functions that extend beyond counseling. The University has divided its College of Education into departments that cover topics like education of the disabled and dysfunctional which is why the rehabilitation counseling program falls into the education bracket.

3. Ohio State University has a Master of Clinical Counseling program that is designed to train practitioners for careers in one of several fields. There is also a Master of Arts in Counselor Education that provides a more academic track to the same career goal, unless the student is interested in proceeding on to a doctorate in Counselor Education. There is also a Master of School Psychology through a branch of the School of Education. There is a Master of Social Work in Clinical Counseling available through the College of Social Work.

4. Boston University has an impressive menu of counseling degrees. The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine is offered through the School of Medicine but designed to meet the Massachusetts requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. There is a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling also available through the School of Medicine. There is a Master of Education in Counseling available for school counseling careers.

5. University of Illinois offers a Master of Educational Psychology program with specialization in Counseling Psychology. The program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1989 and focuses on group and individual counseling across a range of populations. The Department of Community Health has a Master of Science in Rehabilitation with specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling, designed to qualify students for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination.

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