One of the region's only accredited Ph.D. programs in counselor education
More northwest Ohio students choose UToledo over other area universities for their counselor education training.
The University of Toledo offers northwest Ohio’s most popular graduate program in counselor education. It is one of the only programs in the region to offer an accredited Ph.D. in counselor education.
UToledo graduate students can receive training to become one of two types of professionals:
Classes are convenient for working adults, who can tailor our flexible graduate degree to their professional and research interests.
Choose one of two concentrations:
UToledo prepares you to work with clients dealing with life issues, such as substance abuse, mental and emotional disorders, family and marriage difficulties and career challenges.
Our program provides the theoretical foundation and clinical training necessary for you to obtain licensure as:
UToledo master's graduates can seamlessly transition into our Ph.D. program.
UToledo's doctoral program prepares you for the highest level of practice in:
One of region's only accredited Ph.D. programs. Both UToledo's master's and doctoral programs in counselor education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Outstanding job placement rates. UToledo's master’s degree program has a more than a 95% job placement rate during the last 10 years. 100% of our Ph.D. graduates have found work in the field.
In-depth clinical experience. Our graduate students complete supervised practicums and 600-hour internships. This real-world experience gives you a leg up in the job market.
Convenient classes. Maintain your current personal and professional commitments while taking classes once a week in the late afternoons and evenings or online.
Top-notch advising. At the beginning of your program, you will be assigned a dedicated faculty advisor who will work with you throughout your studies.
UToledo has deep relationships in the regional mental-health community and with numerous school districts that will help you with field placements and your job search after graduation.
Every recent graduate of UToledo's Ph.D. program in counselor education has been hired as a counselor education faculty member or advanced clinician.
Graduates from the master's program find work in:
"The University of Toledo Counselor Education program has been a life-changing experience for me. This faculty has been incredible. They challenge me, encourage me to step out of my comfort zone and give me the space to grow as a counselor and as a counselor educator.”
- Rachel Jacoby
“UToledo’s counselor education program is a rigorous and acclaimed counselor training program, with access to collaborative faculty members, engagement with our local community and a commitment to diversity. I have been able to make personal and professional connections with some of the top counselors, educators and researchers in the field. The program meets graduate students where they are, using the talents and passions of each student, and fostering students through formal and informal mentorship experiences.”
- Clark Ausloos
"My experiences here at UToledo have taught me so much. My professors have been patient, encouraging and understanding. They celebrate our success and help us stay on track in the program. They have an open-door policy, always there to listen, guide and advise. The department fosters a sense of oneness and every single student looks out for each other. We are all in it together, like a big family.
The program offers a 360-degree view of counseling. There is scope for flexibility and the choice to concentrate in the area of one’s preference. Along with my course work, I get to teach, supervise, facilitate a T-group, do a bit of research work and intern at a community mental health agency."
- Mousumi Mallik
"It's so refreshing to be surrounded by faculty and peers that share a collective goal of understanding and support. Each faculty member is approachable and works hard to meet your needs as a student. Classes challenge and inspire me to think, learn and take action in ways that I had not previously considered."
- Kim Molnar
The UToledo counselor education graduate program combines advanced course work in theory and practice with in-depth field experience and research.
UToledo counselor education graduate students work closely with award-winning faculty who are teachers and practitioners.
Our faculty members work on journal editorial boards, serve as leaders in professional organizations and contribute to the literature by conducting research on topics such as:
Master's students can choose to complete an optional research project that may be applied to where you currently work or another clinical setting. Doctoral students complete a publishable dissertation on their research.