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Degree Options

Counselor Education Program candidates have the option of pursuing either the Master of Education (M.Ed.) or the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. The M.Ed. is more practice and application oriented.

Degree Options

Counselor Education Program candidates have the option of pursuing either the Master of Education (M.Ed.) or the Master of Science (M.S.) degree. The M.Ed. is practice and application oriented. The M.Ed. option requires a minimum of 60 academic credit hours and a comprehensive examination. The M.S. option places greater emphasis on research and evaluation. The M.S. requires a minimum of 54 credit hours. Candidates must also enroll in one additional Research and Thesis courses, complete and defend a research- data-driven thesis. Candidates should refer to the Graduate Catalog for the specific degree requirements.

No more than six (6) credit hours can be transferred from another university. All transfer credit for the degree must have occurred within the designated period (six years) prior to the date of graduation. Transfer courses are not eligible for an extension of time. Test scores submitted in support of applications for admission must be within a six-year period. Transfer credit from another institution must be approved by the Academic Advisor and Department Chair and must be of "B" quality or higher. Transfer of credit in the College of Graduate Studies core course(s) is not permitted.

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