Counselor Education Program (MA, PhD)

Welcome to the Counselor Education Program web site! The Counselor Education Program combines personal education with exciting experiential learning. There are opportunities to explore all areas of clinical mental health and school counseling. Practice areas include clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, chemical dependency counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and many others. You will find that faculty are friendly and attentive to your needs, and here to help you meet your career goals in an atmosphere that is personable and accommodates your lifestyle. In addition, Counselor Education's award-winning and accredited programs are designed so that students can attend either part- or full-time. Finally, the Counselor Education Program can meet your professional training needs by offering terminal degree programs at the masters and doctoral degree levels. 

Read more about the Counselor Education Program, UT, and the City of Toledo on our "Overview" page! Also, be sure to join us on Facebook at Counselor Education at UToledo and Chi Sigma Iota - Alpha Omega Chapter.

The Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration and the Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education with a School Counseling concentration are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The PhD in Counselor Education is accredited as such by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) located at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone 703.535.5990. The Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration has been reviewed and approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board as meeting the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor and a Professional Clinical Counselor. Deadlines for applying to the Counselor Education program are September 15, January 15, and May 15.

2018-2019
CACREP Vital Statistics
  School Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision
# of Graduates 18 15 7
Completion Rate 95 95 88% (7 of 8)
Licensure Pass Rate 100 * NA
Job Placement Rate 94% (17 of 18) 93% (14 of 15) 100%

 *Per the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board Executive Director, NBCC does not provide the State of Ohio with results by school.  

The Counselor Education program is committed to self-improvement. To that end, the program underwent a comprehensive external study. The results of that study can be found here.

The Counselor Education program values input from our stakeholders, including current students, alumni, site supervisors, employers, and our Advisory Board.  The following table demonstrates recent changes that we made based on input from our stakeholders.  

Data Source

Program Modification

Bi-weekly Faculty Meeting

Change of format for doctoral comprehensive exam

Bi-weekly Faculty Meeting/Student Feedback

Offering HHS 6000 on campus once per calendar year.

Bi-weekly Faculty Meeting/Field Supervisor input

Splitting Theories & Techniques into COUN 5140 Counseling Theories & Applications and COUN 5180 Counseling Skills courses. 

CACREP 2016 standards & School Site Supervisor input

Increased the School Counseling program of study from 48 hours to 60 and making the COUN 6240 Diagnosis and Mental Health course a required course for school counseling students. 

CACREP 2016 standards & faculty input

Added COUN 8180 Advanced Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision

CACREP 2016 standards and faculty input

Eliminated COUN 8480 Advanced Training in Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues because it does not fit into any CACREP Doctoral Standard.

College of Health and Human Services
School of Intervention and Wellness
Counselor Education Program
Health & Human Services Building, Room 3100
The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 119
2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, Ohio 43606
Telephone: 419-530-2718, Fax: 419-530-7879

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Last Updated: 12/16/19