M.Ed. in Counselor Education

CACREP logo in greenThe M.Ed. in counselor education provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills required for placement in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as postsecondary institutions.

Our programs are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (or CACREP), providing prospective students (and their potential future employers) a good indicator of their thoroughness.

Admission to these 60-hour programs is highly competitive, and the faculty makes every effort to assist students in individualizing a graduate program to match their professional needs and interests.

Major Map

Current VCU undergraduate students can use the individualized Major Map for the M.Ed. in counselor education to maximize their undergraduate program to prepare for their future School of Education masters program.

Student Handbook

CONCENTRATIONS/VCU BULLETIN INFO

PROGRAM BASICS

How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadline: Dec. 1 (preferred), Jan. 15 (final)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • VCU Graduate School requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Written essay addressing your career interests
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from previous academic work
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of coursework
  • GRE score of 290 or higher, or MAT score of 386 or higher
  • A personal interview is required

Program Concentrations

College Counseling and Student Affairs
School Counseling
Couples and Family Counseling

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.