Department: Education
Type: M.S.E
Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online
Counselor teaching class of UWS students in the classroom.

Solidify your expertise in mental health with advanced competencies and knowledge that lead to new opportunities in the counseling field. Aligned with state law and accreditation standards, the Master of Science in Education – Counseling prepares you for professional practice as a licensed counselor.

The M.S.E. program is designed for students who want to become professionals in counseling and related fields. You’ll engage in two years of intensive professional development, building your skills and gaining new knowledge through traditional classroom instruction, practicums and an internship enabling students to professionally apply their acquired skills. You will learn from dedicated faculty, as well as fellow graduate students who bring their unique motivations and interests to enrich the learning environment.

Three Areas of Certification

Choose from three areas of licensure and certification:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor (online or on campus)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (online or on campus)
  • Licensed School Counselor (online or on campus)
Jane Howard
Assistant Professor of Counseling
MaKenzie Johnson
Teaching Assistant Professor
Jennifer Sharp
Assistant Professor

Convenient Format

Most on campus classes are offered from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on weeknights. Some weekend and online classes are also available within the on-campus delivery format. Most students complete the program within two and a half to three years. The program is also offered in a 100% online format.

Program Highlights

  • Class sizes of 10-15 students
  • Courses offered in the evenings, on weekends and online
  • Ability to complete degree in as little as two and a half years
  • Committed faculty with professional experience
  • State-of-the-art clinical training
  • Individualized mentoring
  • General and specialized programs of study 

Licensure and Certification

UW-Superior counseling programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to fulfill licensure requirements for the state of Wisconsin.  If you seek licensure in a state other than Wisconsin, please see the UW-Superior Institutional Certification Office FAQ web page for further information and assistance. 

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