Department of Counseling and Educational Development
Strategically positioned on a 210-acre urban campus in the central region of the state as the midway point between our nation's capital and Atlanta, the University of North Carolina – Greensboro is a comprehensive public learner-oriented institution with a population of over 15,000 diverse students. According to the U.S. News and World Report, UNC Greensboro is ranked as the 190th best college and 108th top public school in the entire nation. Within the 70th best education school, the Department of Counseling and Educational Development is also acclaimed for offering the 3rd best student counseling program in the United States.
Master of Science/Education Specialist (M.S./Ed.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
With training in appropriate diagnosis techniques, assessment procedures, comprehensive treatment planning, and counseling approaches, the M.S./Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to specifically prepare students seeking employment working with community clients who are experiencing mental health disorders. Within the 72-credit curriculum, individuals are trained as counseling professionals to provide competent therapeutic services to clients who need relief from problems that vary greatly from everyday worries to significant mental or behavioral concerns. Using individual and group counseling formats in direct service, all students are required to complete a 600-hour internship over two semesters to clarify their career path in the dynamic field of mental health counseling.
Master of Science/Education Specialist (M.S./Ed.S.) in College Counseling and Student Development
Ideal for graduate students who wish to become counseling professionals to provide comprehensive support to college students as they seek to maximize their own personal and academic achievement, the M.S./Ed.S. in College Counseling and Student Development program includes perspectives specific to the developmental concerns of this diverse young adult population. At an individual, group, and programmatic level, graduates are well-prepared to work with students experiencing normal developmental transitions as well as college students facing crisis. Within the 60-credit program, students are given the opportunity to apply their skills at internship and practicum experiences in a university's student development office.
Master of Science/Education Specialist (M.S./Ed.S.) in Couple and Family Counseling
Designed to develop competent counseling professionals who can provide extensive therapy services to clients dealing with problems rooted principally in their family or couple relationships, the M.S./Ed.S. in Couple and Family Counseling program follows a scientist-practitioner model to incorporate both research and practical application. At the conclusion of the 72-credit program, graduates have the skills needed to work as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) with clients who are experiencing relational challenges, including poor communication, financial stress, divorce, or differing parenting styles. Many graduates go on to find employment in inpatient treatment centers, outpatient care clinics, community agencies, substance abuse facilities, and their own private practices.
Master of Science/Education Specialist (M.S./Ed.S.) in School Counseling
In addition to common core of helping skills for professional counselor preparation, the M.S./Ed.S. in School Counseling program specifically prepares professionals to work in K-12 school settings to provide the support services that positive affect the academic, career, and personal development of children. The program has a strong focus on training students to effectively collaborate with teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members to create comprehensive school counseling programs for the success of all students. Throughout the 60-credit program and 600-hour clinical internship experience, students are well-prepared with the most current knowledge on school counseling trends, techniques, services, skills, and interventions.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision
For students who already possess a broad academic foundation with successful clinical experiences from the completion of a CACREP-accredited master's degree program, the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program prepares graduate students for faculty positions as well as clinical, advocacy, administration, consultation, supervision, and other leadership roles in counseling. Within the three-year developmental sequence of coursework, individuals take part in integrated internships and research experiences to develop a high level of critical thinking skills. For completion of the degree, students must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination, complete a dissertation research project with an oral defense, and successfully participate in a culminating advanced internship.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC)
Curry Building Room 228
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402