Master of Education in School Counseling


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This program prepares graduates to become guidance counselors in the K-12 school setting. The curriculum emphasis is in school guidance, clinical counseling principles, guidance program development, and implementation and evaluation procedures. Students are also required to complete a 100 hour practicum and 600 hour internship. The practicum can be completed in one semester, and the internship takes a minimum of two semesters to complete. Graduates of this program are eligible for licensure as school counselors.

School Counseling Narrative Report

Last year, there were 20 graduates of Wright State University's School Counseling program. Our graduates consistently achieve high pass rates on licensing examinations. The pass rate for graduates taking the licensure examination in 2012 was 100%. Of the admitted students, 71% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 75% of those program graduates responding to surveys were employed in the field within six months of graduation.

Year: 2013
Number of Graduates: 20
Completion Rate: 71%*
PRAXS Exam Pass Rate: 100%
Placement: 75%**

*Represents the percentage of students that graduated within the 3 year expected time frame. Many students exceed this time frame due to balancing full-time jobs and family responsibilities.
**Represents the percentage of students who were employed in the field within six months of graduation.

Contact Information

Phyllis Henderson, Ed.D.
108W Allyn
(937) 775-2584/2075


Admission Requirements

  • 3.0 cumulative minimum GPA or better and GRE score of 900 or MAT  score of 450
  • 3.3 cumulative minimum GPA

Admission Deadlines

The graduate counseling and rehabilitation counseling programs review and admit new student twice a year. You are eligible to begin your program the following semester after you are admitted (i.e., students admitted in the fall are eligible to start taking classes in the spring semester, and so on.) The deadline to have all required application materials submitted to the Graduate School is as follows:

  • Spring 2015 Semester Admission: September 19, 2014
  • Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 Semester Admission: February 3, 2015
  • Spring 2016 Semester Admission: September 18, 2015

Only complete applications will be forward to the Department of Human Services office for review. Please check with the Graduate School at (937) 775-2976 to determine if your application is complete. After department review, successful candidates will be invited to a required group interview (successful candidates will receive invitation via mail). Group interviews details are provided in invitation letter.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School.



  • Three Recommendation Forms (PDF) from individuals listed as references.
  • Include a statement of educational and professional goals.

Successfully complete an interview with program faculty.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723