School Counseling (MS)

The University of Central Arkansas offers a Master’s of Science (MS) in school counseling. The purpose of this program is to prepare school counselors to meet the educational, social, psychological, and career needs of students while working collaboratively with students, teachers, parents, peer professionals, administrators, and the community.

The school counseling program is characterized by a commitment to leadership as both a field of academic study and as a practice that is a unique blend of knowledge, skill, and disposition. Program requirements provide students with challenging experiences that integrate theoretical concepts and ethical principles with practical applications. The underlying educational philosophy of the program is “educating educator efficacy through reflective decision-making.”

Accreditations/Achievements: NCATE Accredited


Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0; current GRE or Praxis scores; 3 letters of recommendation; successful submission of transcripts from previously enrolled institutions.

*For more program information and additional admission requirements request information below. 

Program Contact:


Valerie Couture, PhD
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
(501) 450-5209
Mashburn 230F

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(501) 852-UCAO (8226)