Graduate Programs


The University of Toledo offers northwest Ohio’s most popular graduate program in Counselor Education. 

UToledo graduate students can receive training to become one of two types of professionals:  

  • School counselors 
  • Clinical mental-health counselors 

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: 

  • A professional counselor through the Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board 
  • A professional school counselor through the Ohio Department of Education.  

Top Reasons to Study counselor education at UToledo

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 
  3. Convenient classes.
    Maintain your current personal and professional commitments while taking classes once a week in the late afternoons and evenings or online.  
  4. 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 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: 

  • How class and poverty affect counseling outcomes 
  • Multicultural competence 
  • Personality disorders 
  • Sexual and gender diversity 
  • Sexual offender treatment 
  • Social justice counseling 
  • Substance abuse 

Master's students can choose to complete an optional research project that may be applied to where you currently work or another clinical setting. 


What jobs can I get with a counselor education degree?

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.  

Graduates from the master's program find work in: 

  • Governmental entities
  • Hospitals
  • K-12 educational settings
  • Mental-health agencies
  • Private practice


  • Arrowhead Behavioral Health
  • Behavioral Connections
  • Harbor Corporation
  • Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan school districts
  • Rescue Crisis Center
  • The Zepf Center






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Last Updated: 11/16/23