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Department of Educational Leadership & Counselor Education


Friday, June 29 will be the final admissions workshop before the Fall 2018 semester. This admissions workshop will be on campus, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m in the Main Library, Room 204G.   All application materials should be submitted to the Graduate School Office no later than Monday, June 25, 2019.  Questions about the application process should be directed to the Graduate School (859-622-2316).   It's a good idea to contact the Graduate School prior to the workshop to confirm all of your information has been received.  

If you are unable to attend the admissions workshop, you can apply as a non-degree seeking student for the fall in order to take our foundational classes and apply for program admissions in the fall.


Thank you for accessing the Counseling Department website.  We're glad you're here!  While we strive to provide the most current and up-to-date information, we know you will have some unanswered questions.  Please feel free to contact any faculty member, our graduate assistants at, or the program coordinator Dr. Charles Myers (email is best).

Who We Are

In a recent article, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mental Health Counselor #8 in Best Social Services jobs.  The Bureau of Labor & Statistics expects job growth in the field to rise 20% between 2016-2026.  Our faculty of counselor-educators are well respected in their field of study, having a strong history of national and international publications/presentations.  They are active in their own specialized areas of practice as well, including marriage & family, grief counseling, animal therapy, and play therapy to name a few!

What to Expect

  • A program designed to be completed in 3 years, or longer, if needed.  (60 total program hours)
  • A mixture of online and classroom classes. 
  • Personalized mentoring and guidance to help students make the most of their training experience.
  • Includes courses in counseling, leadership, and research
  • Provides a practicum and internship experience to help meet future career goals.

Disclaimer: The Counselor Education Department website is a living document that will be continually reviewed and revised.

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