Vermont Graduate Counseling Schools & Programs
Vermont Graduate Counseling Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs
University of Vermont Counseling Program:
This school is considered one of the top counseling programs in the country. The program prepares students to become counselors by allowing them to work closely with faculty to get a better understanding of the profession and to also learn from experienced professionals. Students are also given access to the university's cutting-edge technology. Students are also given opportunity to participate in a number of internship and professional experience opportunities that prepare them as they become experienced counselors and leaders in the profession. Students who pass through this program become counselors and advisors in a number of different schools and social service contexts.
Master of Science in Counseling:
This program is for graduate students who would like to become school counselors. The program begins with a core counseling education. At first, students sit through lectures and participate in discussions about current trends, methods, and issues in today's counseling profession. Students will learn the most cutting-edge research methods and have access to contemporary databases that will assist them in their research. Students work closely with faculty to learn about the theories and methods related to the counseling field. Students will also participate in internship and professional training opportunities. This is the experience that allows students to make a smooth transition into the world of counseling. Almost all of the students who pass through this program find work within a year of graduation because this program helps to place them in positions that are right for them.
Master of Science in Counseling with a Mental Health Counseling Track:
This program is for students who would like to go into school counseling and work with students who have special needs. These students will begin by learning about key counseling theories and techniques. They will take classes about students with special needs. They will learn to diagnose various mental health conditions. They will also be able to understand the problems and challenges presented by various economic and social factors that could lead to problems in the schools as well as factors that contribute to mental dysfunction. This program will also require that students participate in internships and professional hands-on training. This is experiential education that is necessary for certification and will help students to move smoothly into their professions. Students work closely with faculty members to complete independent projects and to write a master's dissertation. Students who complete this program are qualified to act as counselors in a number of different school contexts. They are also qualified to work independently with students who are suffering from a number of different mental health conditions. Many graduate students who complete this counseling program with mental health counseling track decide to go on to pursue PhD degree programs.
Address: The Counseling Program, Mann Hall, 208 Colchester Avenue, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-1757
Phone Number: (802) 656-3888