Department: Education
Type: M.S.E
Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online

Concentrations: Clinical and Mental Health | Marriage and Family Therapy | School

The Master of Science in Education – Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior  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 experience. You will learn from experienced top faculty who are dedicated to your success.  

The M.S.E. – Counseling program is aligned with Wisconsin and Minnesota state law and accreditation standards.

Three Areas of Concentration to Choose From

CCE Mindfulness

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Jane Howard working with a Counseling Student

Marriage and Family Therapy

Talking with students

Licensed School Counselor

At the University of Wisconsin-Superior, we believe that effective counselors: 

  • Empower students and clients to actively engage in their schools and communities
  • Work to understand systemic barriers that their students or clients face
  • Build relationships to positively impact their school’s or community’s well-being
  • Learn and grow throughout their careers to respond to the changing needs of society

We are committed to considering mental health and well-being in a holistic (integrative) way that represents both the complexity and challenge of people’s lived experiences.

On-Campus and Online Delivery Formats

Whether you choose to study online or on-campus, the UW-Superior program will provide the supports and skills for you to become a knowledgeable and skilled advocate and leader in your local school or community. 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. 

Those who choose to study on-campus, gain some additional benefits, including: 

  • Connect with practicing counselors in the region so that you can grow relationships and partnerships during your degree program 
  • Engage in cohort-based learning, where you develop skills and grow alongside other counselors-in-training  
  • Receive interactive, experiential, and immediate feedback aimed at growing your capacity to impact change in your community, school and spheres of influence 

Have Questions?

For additional information about the MSE Counseling program, please contact the UW-Superior Department of Education at 715-394-8270 or




Learn From Top Faculty 

Our expert faculty emphasize current strategies in their instruction that will help you foster therapeutic counselor-client relationships with clients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.  

Jane Howard
Assistant Professor of Counseling
MaKenzie Johnson
Teaching Assistant Professor
Jennifer Sharp
Assistant Professor

Selected Professional Experiences

  • American Indian issues, including the ongoing effects of historical trauma and racism 
  • 40 years combined experience in PK-12 schools (teaching and school counseling)  
  • Research and clinical experience working with survivors of sexual abuse 
  • Advocacy and outreach work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence 
  • Private practice experience focusing on addiction, attachment, bonding, LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling, somatic work, and spirituality  

Faculty Certifications and Trainings

  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Certified Legal and Ethical Specialist
  • Brainspotting 
  • Building Cultural Competence and Empathy Across Differences 
  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher  
  • Creative and Expressive Approaches to Healing (Movement, Music & Writing) 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 
  • Forensic Interviewing 
  • Play Therapy 
  • Trauma Informed Care & Healing Trauma in Families

Highlights of Faculty Collaborations and Areas of Consultation

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology 
  • Maternal Mental Health 
  • School and Workplace Mindfulness & Well-being 
  • Prevention/Implementation of Universal Prevention Programming 
  • Spirituality in Counseling 

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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