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Master's in Counseling

Train for licensure and professional counseling roles in mental health, community, human service and school 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.


Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours for the mental health counseling and school counseling options. 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 66 credit hours.

Students in the school counseling option who are also 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 and Counseling Psychology Clinic 

Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa

Counseling and Counseling Psychology program


Course Information:


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 and international issues
  • College student retention
  • Children and adolescents
  • Body image and 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. 


Research Labs and Initiatives:

Meet our faculty

College research initiatives



Applications are accepted once per year and must be received by January 25 for summer/fall admission. Applications will be screened by a faculty committee, and finalists will be asked to participate in a mandatory 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
  • Personal statement of professional experience and goals


Graduate student resources


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. 





Financing graduate school


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