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MEd School Counseling

Course Description

The Department of Human Services' programs share a common curriculum of courses associated with five different counseling concentrations. Students may choose to obtain a M.S. degree in counseling with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling; business and organizational management counseling; and marriage and family counseling; or students may choose to obtain either a M.R.C. degree with a specialization in severe disabilities or chemical dependency, or a M.Ed. in school counseling.

Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/school-counseling-med

Key benefits

- The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has conferred specialty accreditation to the following program areas in the department: clinical mental health counseling, and school counseling (M.Ed.).

- The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) has accredited both rehabilitation counseling programs: severe disabilities and chemical dependency.

Course detail

Our curriculum emphasizes counseling approaches, lifespan development and comprehensive school counseling program models including courses in crisis counseling, counseling exceptional students, student problematic behaviors and family systems. Master’s degree school counseling students develop professional skills such as consultation, collaboration, leadership, and advocacy to work with children and adolescents facing complex social, educational, and other pressures faced in today’s world.


Included in our 54 credit hour program is a one semester practicum and two semester internship. These hands on practical field experiences allow students to participate in a one and a half academic year professional training under the supervision of a professional school counselor supervisor.

Students entering the Human Services Department must complete a program of study that includes a general core curriculum and requirements specific for their area of concentration. Students plan their program of study in consultation with their faculty advisor, and elective courses may be chosen as appropriate.


Students must pass a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of their plan of study, in some cases a professional licensure test or certification may be used to fulfill this requirement.

Waiver of GRE/MAT

Candidates to Human Services programs may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.3 or higher. Candidates already possessing a masters degree from an accredited university or college in the United States also do not have to submit GRE and or MAT scores.

How to apply: http://www.wright.edu/apply

Graduate Scholarships

Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including:
• Graduate assistantships
• Tuition scholarships
• Fellowships
• Stipends

Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships

Visit the MEd School Counseling page on the Wright State University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.3 to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT). The minimum GRE score for regular admission consideration is 291 on the sub-scales Verbal and Quantitative combined. The minimum score on the MAT for regular admission consideration is a scaled score of 403.

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