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Education - Professional Counseling, Specialist

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The Education - Professional Counseling postgraduate program offered by University of West Georgia is designed for graduate students with a master's degree in counseling who desire further specialization as professional counselors and a higher level of competence in their work settings. 
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The mission of the Education - Professional Counseling program from University of West Georgia is to provide professional counselors with advanced skills and knowledge to be exemplary practitioners and supervisors.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced theories of individual and group counseling in practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply research methods to counseling interventions and/or program evaluation and use the information to improve programming
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide quality clinical supervision
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current issues in counseling and supervision
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in specialty area of interest
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to practice in a multicultural society


This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling in the Military Community
  • Advanced Multicultural Counseling
  • Supervision in Counseling
  • Consultation, Collaboration and Program Development in Counseling
  • Designing Effective Programs
  • Current Issues in Counseling and Supervision

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

 Admittance Guidelines
  • Master's degree in counseling or very closely related field
  • Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 291 (minimum of 150 verbal and 141/3.5 quantitative or analytical writing)
  • Written personal narrative
  • Interview with faculty

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16821 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • National

    16821 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16821 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • In-State

    10080 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10080 USD per semester and a duration of .
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