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Professional Counseling

University of West Georgia

36 months
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The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) from University of West Georgia is designed for graduate students with a master's degree in Professional Counseling who desire further specialization as professional counselors and a higher level of competence in their work settings. 


The Professional Counseling degree at University of West Georgia consists of 27 semester hours after completion of the master's degree. The mission of the Ed.S. in Professional Counseling program is to provide professional counselors with advanced skills and knowledge to be exemplary practitioners and supervisors.

Learning Outcomes 

  • 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


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

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

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  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
141 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master's degree in counseling or very closely related field
  • Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Official GRE scores: Composite score of 291 (minimum of 150 Verbal and 141 Quantitative, 3.5 Analytical Writing). Scores must be no more than 5 years old.
  • Written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to the chosen option, career goals, and communication/interpersonal skills. 
  • Resume
  • Interview with faculty (after admissions file is complete)

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