Program Details

We strive to prepare culturally competent, sensitive, and ethical counselors to work effectively in a pluralistic society.
Rock Hill, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
School Counseling

Program Overview

Program Description:
The mission of the Counseling and Development Program at Winthrop University is to provide an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for the professional development of clinical mental health and school counselors who are committed to best practice in their roles as clinicians, advocates, and consultants. The faculty designs and delivers academic and clinical experiences to all students in ways that recognize, respect and value the diversity of students’ backgrounds, characteristics, beliefs, and abilities. The Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Counseling and Development provides dynamic curricula for students interested in meeting the educational requirements for licensure as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or licensure or certification as a School Counselor. Students choose a concentration in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) or school counseling (SC); both concentrations are fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is offered in a cohort format typically completed in two years; or, in a part-time modified format completed within three years. The structured program includes classroom, laboratory, and field-based education and training.

Additional Program Information

CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program, CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Financial Aid:
The application deadline is January 15 for the summer cohort. Non-cohort deadlines are May 15 for fall admissions and October 15 for spring admissions. Applications are accepted until all available spaces are filled. You are encouraged to meet the deadlines to ensure consideration for admission. Admission to the Counseling and Development Program is competitive. Promising applicants are invited for a personal interview with the Counseling and Development Admissions Committee. The admissions committee considers all the requirements previously listed when making the admission recommendations. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by the Dean of the Graduate School. (refer to the Winthrop University Graduate School website for further admission requirement information)

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