Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Counselor Education program be offered in Savannah?
No. The program is only offered on the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern. There are no plans to open a second program in Savannah.
Is the program an online or on-campus program?
On-campus. Although there are several online courses the Counselor Education master’s degree is an on-campus program offered only on the Statesboro campus.
Is the GRE or MAT required as part of the application process?
No. We do not require applicants to take the GRE or MAT but applicants can upload those scores as part of their application if they have taken one of the tests.
How many credits is the program?
The program is 60 credits (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling concentrations each require 60 credits).
When is the deadline to apply to the Counselor Education program?
The deadline to apply is February 1st every year. We do not offer rolling admissions.
What happens after I submit my application?
Faculty will review applications after the February 1st deadline and decide who to invite to campus for an interview (the interviews are typically in early March). The interview includes meeting with faculty, meeting with students, a group activity, and a writing sample. We view the interview as a two-way process, where applicants are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing applicants.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Full-time students complete the program in 2 years, attending classes during Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters for both years. The program requires year-round attendance since some required courses are only offered in the summer.
Part-time students typically complete the program in 3-4 years. Be aware the Practicum experience requires 100 hours throughout the semester. Those hours must be logged on a weekly basis and typically occur Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm depending on the site selected. The Internship experience requires 600 hours across two semesters. Those hours must be logged on a weekly basis (20 hours a week) and typically occur Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm depending on the site selected.
Once students are accepted into the program when can they start taking classes?
Summer semester (recommended start date) or Fall semester. People who are accepted into the program cannot begin taking classes until summer or fall. We strongly encourage students to begin the program in the summer. We don’t have a spring start date for new students.
Where can I complete the Practicum and Internship?
Students select their own Practicum and Internship sites; the faculty does not place students on their sites. Practicum is typically completed in the first Spring semester for full-time students, and Internship is completed during Fall and Spring semesters of the second year for full-time students. The program faculty has also developed a list of sites used over the past 6 years that enrolled students will be able to access.
Can the Counselor Education master’s degree be taken as part of the Georgia Southern ABM Program?
No. The Counselor Education master’s program is not part of the ABM program because all courses need to be taken post-bachelor’s degree to comply with counseling certification and accreditation.
Still have questions?
Counselor Education Program
Dr. Richard Cleveland
College of Education, LTHD
P.O. Box 8131
Statesboro, GA 30460
Last updated: 1/19/2021