William & Mary

Master of Education in Counseling

William & Mary offers a comprehensive online Master of Education (M.Ed) in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. This program’s intended outcome is to train students to become licensed professional counselors. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Additionally, this program can support interested students for licensure to work as a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP).

This program is online and includes a single-semester practicum and two-semester internships. Students must participate in two on-site residencies before their practicum and internship. These residencies take place on-campus and last three days. Students will participate in various experiential learning activities, role-play exercises, and lecture series.


Program Information

School Name: William & Mary

Program Name: Master of Education in Counseling

Program Length: As few a 3 years

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online, synchronous

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Phone Number: (757) 903-0072 (ext. 801)

Program Requirements:

  • 60 credit hours
  • 3 credits of practicum (100 clock hours in an approved site)
  • 6 credits of internship (minimum of 600 clock hours for both concentrations)

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores
  • Personal essay addressing career aspirations, why you’ve chosen William & Mary, past academic, professional, and volunteer experiences, leadership potential, collaborative skills, and propensity to engage in reflective practice.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

Application Deadlines

  • Apply by March 4 (priority) or April 10 (final) for Summer 2020 start on May 4.

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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