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Master's in Counseling

Train for licensure and professional practice as a counseling psychologist in medical, public and family service, academic, private practice or community settings. Degree options include mental health counseling or school counseling. Both are accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and have a strong focus on social justice and helping underserved populations.

Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours for the mental health counseling option or 57 credit hours for the school counseling option. This includes 100 clock-hours of practicum and 600 hours of internship as well as a creative component portfolio that demonstrates competency. Students wishing to complete a thesis instead of a creative component must complete 63 credit hours.

Students in the school counseling option who are pursuing licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) must complete 63 total hours of coursework that meets the content requirements of the Oklahoma Licensing board. 

 

Courses are offered on the OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa campuses, with high-quality training clinics at both locations. 

 

Counseling & Counseling Psychology Clinic 

Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa

 

Research and Faculty

Students have opportunities to research alongside expert faculty throughout the program, including presenting at national conferences. Faculty research and professional interests:

 

  • Couple and family relationships
  • Ethics and social justice
  • Play therapy
  • Prevention
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Bullying
  • Addictions
  • Counseling LGBTQIA clients
  • Multicultural & international issues
  • College student retention
  • Children and adolescents
  • Body image & disordered eating
  • Mentoring and supervision

 

BIDE Lab membersDr. Tonya Hammer, associate professor of counseling, directs the Body Image and Disordered Eating (BIDE) Lab on the OSU-Tulsa campus, which includes research participation from master’s and doctoral counseling students. In collaboration with community partners, the research-to-action lab studies how body image plays a role in social justice, cultural diversity and individual and collective health. 

 

Meet our departmental faculty

 

Admissions

Applications are accepted twice per year and must be received by January 25 for summer/fall admission or August 25 for spring admission. Applications will be screened by a faculty committee, and finalists will be asked to participate in a mandatory on-campus interview. 

 

To apply for the program, submit the following:

 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (2.75 minimum undergraduate GPA required) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores (within the last five years)
  • Personal statement of professional experience and goals

 

Cost & Assistance

Students who enroll full time may be eligible for tuition waivers or graduate assistantships. Part-time employment opportunities on and off campus are also available. 

 

Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 

 

Cost

Scholarships

Assistantships

Financing graduate school

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