2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue 
    Sep 27, 2020  
2018 - 2019 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

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This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate or licensure in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states.

Program Admission Requirements

Phase I:  Graduate School Admission.

  1. Meet the requirements to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Provide verification of background clearance/fingerprints.


Phase II:  Counseling Program Admissions Portfolio

Candidates must submit a portfolio to the Counselor Education Program for review.  The portfolio affords a candidate to provide valuable information regarding:

  • Relevance of Career Goals
  • Aptitude for Graduate-level study
  • Potential success in forming effective counseling relationships
  • Respect for Cultural differences.
  1. Resume including educational background, a record of employment, and volunteer activities.
  2. Professional Goals Essay
  3. Three completed Recommendation for Admission Forms.

Total Required: 48 hours


  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements

The student shall:

  1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
  2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination (Praxis II) documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.

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