The Counseling Services program builds upon a core of psychological and educational foundations and specialization areas including counseling theory, group process, appraisal, and vocational development and decision-making.
As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State. SUNY Oswego’s NCATE accredited program offers a post-master’s advanced certificate track for professionals who have already earned a master’s degree but are interested in entering the counseling services field. Students in the master’s program can earn the certificate at the same time as their master’s, increasing employability upon graduation.
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee
GRE test scores (Must be received before Feb. 1)
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