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.

  • Small class sizes, evening classes

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

  • Frequent interaction with faculty members

  • 88% of graduates obtained school counseling positions over the last 5 years.

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

  • 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!

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

  • Check out what students are saying below!

The next DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE will be held on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 (4:00 to 7:00). This event will take place in the Wyman Education Building, Room 118, on the UWRF campus. This Open House will include Q & A with the faculty, interactions with current students and alumni, and tours of program facilities and resources. Prospective applicants to the Counseling graduate program are highly encouraged to attend (come and go any time between 4:00 and 7:00). For additional details, contact Dr. 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 herelink!



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