Graduates meet the requirements for Professional School Counselor Certification through the Maine Department of Education, as well as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), levels K-12, in the state of Maine. With additional coursework and a clinical internship, grads can also qualify to be a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
Train to plan and deliver school counseling programs that promote the academic, career, and social-emotional development of children and adolescents. You’ll learn advocacy and collaboration skills to better serve students in educational environments.
School practicum and internship
Throughout the practicum and internship you’ll receive support from an on-site liaison, your faculty supervisor, and your peers. As part of direct work with students in elementary, middle, and high school, you’ll practice case management, individual counseling, assessment, group work, collaboration, and advocacy.
Program graduates are qualified to become employed in elementary, middle, and secondary schools in Maine. More than 98% of our graduates have become successfully employed in the field or have chosen to pursue further education.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
Our core faculty have doctorates in counseling, and our part-time faculty have years of practical experience in the field. Faculty members engage in continuous scholarship related to areas such as counselor self care, altruism and moral courage, rehabilitation and aging, suicide awareness, and resiliency.
Our program is fully accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). It is only one of two CACREP-accredited programs in Maine.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Connect with us
Our monthly Graduate Information Sessions are an excellent way to learn more about the benefits of our program, as well as our admissions and financial process.
Our graduate admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services.
Admission information: MS in Counseling — School Counseling Concentration
Application deadlines & interview timelines
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