Master of Science in Education in Counseling

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals preparing for employment as a counselor in a school settings
  • Experienced licensed teachers returning to college to receive their master's degree

Key Features

  • Prepares students to work as school counselors at all levels (K-12)
  • Prepare for certification as school counselors at designated age levels, depending on state standards for certification
  • Alternative options and additional course work are available for those who have not worked as teachers, contingent upon specific state standards

Program Curriculum

The MSE programs are designed to meet certification standards; however, standards might vary. Students are encouraged to work with an adviser to accommodate any changes.

See Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered as candidates, applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • A resumé
  • A completed graduate application (apply onlinelink)
  • Payment of application fee
  • A written letter of interest, using this formdocument
  • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools attended (submitted directed to the Admissions office from the institution) showing a minimum GPA of 2.75 (exceptions may be made under special circumstances)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but will be considered if official results are submitted. 

A complete application, fee and materials received and postmarked on or before February 1 will be considered for the following fall term and on or before October 1 will be considered for the following spring term. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Submit all documents to the Graduate Admissions Office, 112 South Hall, 410 S. Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022. To check the status of your application, call the Graduate Admissions Office at 715-425-3500.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911