counseling program

Program Highlights

The UWRF Counseling Program prepares graduate students to work as professional school counselors in diverse pK-16 school settings. Upon graduation, students will have a Masters of Science in Education (M.S.E.), which contributes to their professional license qualifications.

  • In 2014, the UWRF Counseling Program was chosen as 1 of 15 nationwide programs to receive a grant from the National Board of Certified Counselors to support our CACREP accreditation process. Check out more Counseling Program news and accomplishments heredocument!

  • Small class sizes, evening classes

  • Customizable graduation plans, facilitating diverse graduate students' needs.

  • Frequent interaction with faculty members

  • 93% of 2013-2014 graduates obtained school counseling positions. Over the past 3 years, 81% of UWRF Counseling Program graduates gained employment as school counselors.

  • Located just outside the Twin Citieslink, classes occur at both our main River Falls campus and the Hudson Center, located in Hudson, Wisconsin.

  • Ranked in the top 20% of UWRF programs following a 2010 university prioritization review.

The next DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE for prospective students will be held during the Fall Semester 2015 (Date & Time TBD). This Open House will include interactions with current students and alumni, Q&A with faculty, and tours of program facilities and resources. Prospective applicants to the Counseling graduate program are highly encouraged to attend. For additional details, contact Dr. Mark Gillen, Department Chair, at mark.gillen@uwrf.edumail.



Professional school counselors are uniquely trained to serve all students in a K-12 setting, designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive school counseling programs. Check out more herelink.

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Program Admission Deadlines:
October 1 (Spring Admission)
February 1 (Fall Admission)

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231 Wyman Education Building