Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Counselor Education (School Counseling)

General Information

Degrees Offered


Thank you for your interest in the Master of Education degree program in School Counseling at Clemson University. This CACREP-accredited program is dedicated to preparing school counselors who possess the skills and dispositions to work effectively with diverse populations, to engage in data-driven practices, and to be leaders and advocates in their schools. Students completing the M.Ed. degree program in School Counseling will demonstrate an ability to effectively work with students, teachers, administrators, parents and other members of the community. The growing Upstate South Carolina area affords opportunities for students to gain experience with a wide variety of schools and demographics.

About the Program

Mission Statement

Students may complete the program on a part-time or full-time basis. The full-time program can be completed in two years, including one summer. All students must complete the program in six years. Courses are taught in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, at 4:30 or later. Approximately half of the courses are taught at Clemson University and the other half at the University Center in Greenville during each semester. All of the school counseling-specific courses (6 courses) are only taught in Greenville. Full-time students will need to travel back and forth to both locations, and carpooling is encouraged. Most students tend to live in Clemson or Greenville. Typically the program does not offer online classes.

Students completing Clemson's program in school counseling are eligible for certification in South Carolina as elementary school counselors, secondary school counselors, or both. Students moving to other states usually have little difficulty pursuing certification, as our program requirements are comparable to requirements in most states. Furthermore, through careful selection of elective courses during their program, students can complete all coursework necessary to pursue the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in South Carolina after graduation.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Amy Milsom)

Application Requirements

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Amy Milsom)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

Please see the Financial Aid website for up to date information regarding tuition and fees. Contact the Financial Aid Office for information about options. Some assistantships are available each year through our department and other locations on campus. Assistantships are available to full-time students (enrolled in at least nine credit hours per semester) and typically require a 20-hour per week work commitment. The work assignements will vary as well as a monthly stipend. Funding for these positions usually does not become finalized until the summer months, so it is difficult to know how many opportunities might be available until the summer. Applicants interested in assistantships should discuss this with the School Counseling Program.

Program Coordinator

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