Students initially admitted into the program work toward a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree. All students begin the program in the academic track, which consists of a core set of courses. While in the academic track, students take a number of courses in common including the core courses, research and writing courses, and electives. Students who gain clinical approval may take courses in the clinical tracks. The three clinical tracks are school counseling, mental health counseling, and higher education. The school track prepares students to be certified and eligible for a school counselor license (PK-12). The community track prepares students to work in human services settings. The higher education track prepares students for roles within college and university settings.
Courses are offered in afternoons and evenings (1-4, 4-7 and 7-10pm) in the fall and spring semesters. Day and evening courses are also offered during the summer semester. All courses necessary to achieve the competencies for the degree are offered during the academic year. The program can be completed on a part- or full-time basis. Students must complete their program within a seven year timeframe.