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Professional School Counselor Education (MEd)


Admission Deadline

May 1 of the desired year of admission.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the program must be admitted to the Utah State University School of Graduate Studies in School Counseling. The application requires the following:

Required Undergraduate Prerequisites

  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY3210 at USU)
  • Statistics course at 2000-level or above
  • Analysis of Behavior (PSY1400 at USU) and Lab (PSY1410 at USU)

Prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited institution. The student must have an official transcript sent from the institution when the course is completed. If a student prefers, USU offers the three prerequisite courses both on-campus and online. Student must earn a "B" or above in these courses. All prerequisite courses should be completed by the May 1st application deadline or by the end of the current spring semester.

Admissions Requirements - Continued

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previously-attended colleges and universities
  • Overall GPA on the last 60 credits taken must be 3.2 or above.
  • Admissions Test. One of the following tests are required for admission into the School Counseling Program. Test scores must be at or above the 40th percentile on either of the following tests: Miller AnalogyTest (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A score at the 40th percentile must be achieved on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE.

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Degree Granted

Master of Education MEd

Accreditation: Fully accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Licensure is awarded by Utah State Office of Education upon completion of the program.


Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the Professional School Counselor Education program are eligible for federally-funded, low-interest student loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at USU.

We welcome any questions, comments, or requests

Need-Based Scholarships


Camille Odell: Director Of Training, School Counseling Program

Phone: (435) 797-5576
Fax: (435) 797-1448
Location: EDUC 482
Office Hours: By Appointment