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MS in Counselor Education

Interested in helping others?

We offer three programs, nationally accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), that help you find the best path for your counseling career. Whether you are interested in working with students in schools, adults in community mental health agencies, veterans, or persons with disabilities, we have a program that is right for you.

During your academic program, you will be guided by expert faculty. Each track shares common counseling courses and supervised clinical experiences to help you develop into a counseling professional. Specialized courses in each track will help you become proficient in your major.

CACREP Accredited

Counselor Education Major Tracks

Clinical Mental Health Counseling — CACREP Accredited

In this track, you will focus on building the awareness, skills and techniques that will make you an effective mental health counselor to individuals across the lifespan. You will learn to provide individual and group counseling to individuals from diverse cultural groups and how to diagnose mental disorders.

Successfully completing the program will make you eligible for national certification and state licensure in mental health counseling.

Rehabilitation Counseling — CACREP Accredited

Along with mastering the techniques and skills that will help you become a qualified counselor, you will learn how to work with individuals with disabilities and chronic disorders being served in community settings, state vocational rehabilitation agencies and private rehabilitation centers.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to become a nationally certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

School Counseling — CACREP Accredited and fully approved by the Florida Department of Education

This program prepares you to become an effective school counselor who can work with diverse and multicultural children, their parents and teachers in K-12 school settings. You will also learn how school counseling programs are organized and administered.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for national school counselor certification and Florida Department of Education school guidance and counseling certification.

Get started today

Start on the path to becoming a professional counselor today!

  • Contact Us

    FIU School of Education and Human Development
    Sanford & Dolores Ziff and Family Education Building 
    11200 SW 8th St. 
    Miami, FL 33199
    education.fiu.edu

    Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    Maureen Kenny
    305-FIU-3506
    kennym@fiu.edu

    Rehabilitation Counseling 
    Valerie Russell
    305-FIU-3865
    verussel@fiu.edu

    School Counseling 
    Sandra Logan-McKibben
    305-FIU-2097
    slogan@fiu.edu 

  • Application Deadlines

    While Graduate Admissions sets general application deadlines for graduate programs, the Counselor Education program deadline requires all application materials to be submitted one month prior to these deadlines.

    Application deadlines are as follows:

    FIU Graduate School FIU Counselor Education Program
    For Fall June 1 March 1
    For Spring October 1 September 1

    If you have questions about the admissions requirements, please contact the coordinator for the track to which you are applying. Contact information for track coordinators can be found by clicking the track links above.

  • Cohort Model
    Effective Fall 2018, all students in the Counselor Education program will be required to enroll full-time (i.e., 3 courses per semester) in a cohort model. Students in all tracks will enroll in core curriculum classes together. As you progress, you will break out into your specialization courses.
  • FIU Counselor Education Student Dispositions

    W — Willingness to be committed to the counseling profession
    O — Open to feedback & change
    R — Responsible, respectful, & ethical
    L — Lifelong learner through professional development
    D — Dedicated to self-reflection
    S — Self-efficacy in counseling knowledge & skills

    A — Authentic and genuine with self & others
    H — Honest & forthright
    E — Empathic
    A — Advocate for social justice & equality
    D — Development towards a professional counseling identity

  • CACREP Accreditation

    What is CACREP?

    The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.

    Please click on the year to learn more about our program’s vital statistics and annual report.

    2018 CACREP Vital Statistics

Career Outlook

Check out the facts and job outlooks for rehabilitation counselors on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.