Field Experiences  

State-of-the-art clinical training in agency and school counseling is provided through school and agency partners. Students complete 24 semester hours of clinical training, more hours than any similar program in the tri-state area. Students are also required to complete a 600+ hour internship completed at a training site approved by the program. Students in the Agency Counseling concentration complete their training in a community mental health setting, while those in the School Counseling concentration complete theirs in a school setting. Students receive individual on-site supervision and faculty supervision as a part of their training experience.


Graduates with an MEd in Counseling Psychology typically work as agency or school counselors in a variety of clinical settings which include, but are not limited to, community mental health agencies, hospitals, K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, universities and private practice. They also may use the degree to pursue doctoral training in a related discipline.

Through core counseling classes, clinical course work and a combined 700 hours of field placement through practicum and internship, the counseling psychology program prepares mental health students to meet the educational requirements needed to apply for counselor licensure. The program also prepares school counseling students to meet the educational requirements to apply for certification upon completion of the program and passing of the Praxis examination.

School & Community Partnerships 

As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education and Human Development has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

Career Services

The College of Education and Human Development offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

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Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Counseling Psychology MEd may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

$57,040.00 (2019)

Mental Health Counselors


Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

$76,620.00 (2019)

Rehabilitation Counselors

$35,950.00 (2019)

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) as of January 25, 2021.