counseling program




Program Highlights

Counseling 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 2014-2015, Counseling was nominated for the UW-System Board of Regents Diversity Unit Award. 
  • Accomplishments Newsletter for more program updates can be found here.
  • We have small class sizes and convenient, evening hours.
  • Our customizable graduation plans serve the diverse needs of graduate students.
  • Our students have frequent interaction with faculty members.
  • 93% of our 2013-2014 graduates obtained school counseling positions. Over the past three years, 81% of graduates were working as school counselors.
  • Located just outside the Twin Cities, we have classes at both the main River Falls campus and the Hudson Center.
  • The Counseling program was ranked in the top 20 percent 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 Counseling are highly encouraged to attend. For details, contact Mark Gillen, department chair.



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 here.

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

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231 Wyman Education Building