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Counseling and School Psychology

The Counseling and School Psychology Department prepares individuals to support learning and social development in academic environments. We offer two unique graduate programs that lead to careers as school counselors or school psychologists. With an experienced faculty, diverse student-body, customizable graduation plans, and convenient, evening hours, our department has trained practitioners in the latest knowledge and techniques since 1968.

The Counseling and School Psychology Advantage  

  • Each of our programs is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Attend classes at two convenient locations—the Wyman Education Building in the UWRF main campus and the Hudson Center in Hudson, Wis. Both are only a 20 to 30 minute drive from downtown St. Paul, Minn.
  • Class sizes are small, giving students the opportunity to connect and engage with faculty and staff.
  • In 2014, 93 percent of counseling graduates found work in the field. Meanwhile, 100 percent of school psychology interns have found employment since 2002.


News and Events

  • The next department Open House for prospective students will be held during Spring 2016 in the Wyman Education Building, date and time TBD. Parking is available nearby in Pay lot 2 (adjacent to Lot F) or Pay lot 1 (adjacent to Lot Q). See the campus map for details. The open house will include opportunities to interact with current students, faculty members, and tour program facilities. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend. For additional details, contact Mark Gillen, department chair.
  • Online open houses may also occur, during which a window of time will be announced and interested students may email Dr. Gillen with questions. He will respond immediately! Look out for specific details.


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