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Counseling, M.A.


Earn certification as a school counselor with our master’s program.


Master of Arts (M.A.)






36 Credit Hours

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in counseling

Acquire core knowledge and clinical skills, which enables you to enter the school counseling profession. Learn the value of teaching, scholarship and service. Successful completion of the requirements of the M.A. in Counseling leads to a Kentucky Provisional School Counseling Certificate, grades P-12.

What You Can Do with a counseling Degree

Our program will prepare you to be a school counselor in K-12 public and private schools in Kentucky.

Degree Options

Choose from the following options to customize your degree:

  • Masters in School Counseling
  • Rank I in School Counseling
  • Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Counseling

Admission to counseling

You must be accepted to attend graduate school at MSU.




Additional Admission Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on the baccalaureate degree awarding final transcript or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the master's degree awarding final transcript for those who have completed a previous master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required.
  • A GRE score of 286 (verbal and quantitative) with a minimum verbal score of 143 or a raw score of 33 (385-390 Scaled Score) on the Miller Analogies Test is required.
  • The department chair may waive the testing requirement for students who have at least a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA after having completed 12 graduate hours within the program.
  • The department chair will waive the testing requirement for students who have already completed a master's degree.
  • TOEFL 525 (197 computer-based) or 74 on English Language Instruction Test of the University of Michigan, for international students.

Contact Us

Department of Foundational & Graduate Studies in Education

503 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2261
FAX: 606-783-5032