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Virginia Graduate Counseling Schools & Programs

Virginia Graduate Counseling Schools with Master's and PhD Degree Programs

University of Virginia Curry School of Education:

The school offers a number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school offers master and PhD degrees. The school also offers programs for continuing education. This means that working professionals are enabled to go back to school full-time to develop advanced understanding and skills in the education field. The school also offers cutting-edge technology and software, as well as internship opportunities in the community.

Master of Education in School Counseling:

This program is for students who would like to enter the field of school counseling. Students begin this program by taking a number of core courses that will prepare them for a deep understanding of the counseling careers. Students begin with classes in psychology, sociology, and education. Students work in small classes and in learning groups where they are able to discuss key issues affecting counselors in schools today. Students may choose individual areas of concentration. Students may choose to study counseling that is used in situations where mental health conditions affect the counseling style and method. Students will work closely with faculty members to complete independent projects relevant to their fields of study. Students will also engage in internships that prepare them for their professions. Students who successfully complete this degree are eligible to apply for PhD programs in counseling.

PhD in School Counseling:

This program is for students who already have master degrees in school counseling. This program allows graduate students to master and understand more advanced concepts. Research is at the core of this program. Graduate students will also engage in clinical research. This will require students to become involved in a number of community and local institutions, such as schools and other educational institutions. Graduate students will use this experience to not only add to their research, but to give back to the community. The program and the college are dedicated to training graduate students who are dedicated to their services and to their studies. Students may choose individual areas of expertise. Students then work closely with faculty advisors to complete their PhD dissertations. At the end of the program, students present and defend their dissertations before an academic panel. Students who complete this program teach counseling at the university level and continue research. Students may also work for government organizations or private organizations that specialize in counseling and school mental health policy.

Contact Information:

Address: Human Services - Counselor Education, Curry School of Higher Education, Ruffner Hall, Room 169, 405 Emmet Street South, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Phone Number: (434) 924-0772

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