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Professional Counseling

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Welcome to the Department of Professional Counseling

The UW Oshkosh Department of Professional Counseling prepares graduate students to respond to the multitude of changes in society and the ever-expanding counseling profession. Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Science in Education degree with emphases in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs/College Counseling.

Students in the program experience a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning supported by supervision and mentoring. Course curriculum and clinical requirements are updated continually to meet the demands of the counseling profession. Assessment portfolios, service-learning, and a comprehensive final exam are ways in which the program is evolving to enhance students’ education and training.

The Department of Professional Counseling has been accredited since 1992 by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) at the master's level.


Chair: M. Alan Saginak

Program Assistant: Paula Geier

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