Program at a Glance

The Counseling Program prepares graduate students to work as professional school counselors in diverse K-12 school settings. Upon graduation, students will have a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.), which contributes to their professional license qualifications.

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  • Small class sizes, evening class meetings, customizable degree plans.
  • Direct and frequent interaction with faculty members.
  • Located just outside the Twin Cities, we have classes at the main River Falls campus.
  • Diverse graduate student learners from many professional backgrounds.
  • The 2020 CACREP Outcomes Report for our school counseling program shows that 17 students graduated from the program during the 2019-2020 academic year, and, of the students who choose to take the exam, 100% passed the Praxis Exam. Overall, 98.5% of students complete the program within the expected time period. Data from 2019-2020 reveals that of our graduates seeking school counseling employment, 100% obtained positions as school counselors. Over the last 5 years, 93.2% of our graduates have obtained school counseling positions when seeking such positions.
  • To see what students, alumni, and faculty achieved last year, please read the 2019-2020 Accomplishments Magazine.
  • Check out our latest UWRF Program Prioritization Assessment Report.




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

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


NEW! Webex Open Houses! An opportunity to meet virtually via video call, ask questions about the program, hear testimonials, and interact with current students, applicants, and program faculty. No RSVP required.

  • Webex
    • March 17 12:00-1:00PM - drop in at any time to chat with Dr. Baker and others. Any and all questions welcome!
      • Webex Link
      • Meeting number: 145 222 2074
      • Password:  Sk72mSr5vFA 

Facebook Live events! Go to our Facebook Page (UWRF School Counseling Program) at the times below to find out more. Post comments, questions, invite friends, and share on your own Facebook page!

  • Facebook Live 
    • April 20 3:00-3:15PM - Dr. Baker talks about unique the strengths of the UWRF School Counseling Program. 
    • May 13 8:15-8:30PM - Dr. Baker offers tips for applying to graduate school.


Emails to Dr. Baker ( are welcome at any time!


Contact Us

Caroline Baker
Counseling Program Director
224 Wyman Education Building