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Counseling

Program Summary

The Master of Science in Education in Counseling provides preparation in the theory, techniques, and information needed by the professional counselor. The academic requirements as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education and the National Board for Certified Counselors are fully met by graduates of this program. This program is nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: M.S.Ed. in Counseling

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • School Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Additional Application Requirements

Applicants may be required to attend a pre-admission workshop and/or a pre-admission interview.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below. (This is a firm deadline.)

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S.
Fall February 1 February 1
Summer February 1

For More Information

Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education
200 Gabel Hall
Program website
cahe@niu.edu
(815) 753-1448

Admissions Advisor:
Kimberly A. Hart
CAHC_Admissions@niu.edu

Application Contact:
Jamie Colbert
jamiecolbert@niu.edu
(815) 753-1448

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