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Counseling (MA) - School Counseling Emphasis  
Program Description

The Counseling Masters Program prepares students with a solid grounding to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, Certified School Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).

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Dept of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies -

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.

The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.

The Graduate College requires an Application for Admission submitted online, along with an application fee.

The department requires the following documents to be submitted through your online application:

·      One Official Transcripts of all previous college work from each college or university previously attended being sent Attention: Cecilia Carlon at the College of Education at P.O. Box 210069, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069.  You are also welcome to bring official copies to Room 414 at the College of Education.

·          International students must provide a TOEFL score of minimum 79, and scores cannot be older than two years. The institutional code for the University of Arizona is 4832.

·         Three letters of recommendation from persons who have direct knowledge of your academic and/or professional performance and potential for graduate study. These letters should be recent. It is preferable to have letters of recommendation that are specific to admission to our program and your recommenders will be able to upload letters through this venue. (Look for instructions below)

Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.



College of Education  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Amanda B Tashjian
Graduate Program Coordinator
Cecilia Carlon
Director of Graduate Studies
Carl J Liaupsin
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lauren Joiner
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

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Standardized Tests



TOEFL (iBT overall): 70*
 IELTS (overall band score): 6.0



Financial Aid

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 60
Core coursework: Courses
SERP 525 Counseling Theories
SERP 545 Multicultural, and Familial Diversity in Counseling
SERP 546 Counseling Skills and Techniques
SERP 547 Group Counseling
SERP 556 Research Methods
SERP 563 Client Assessment
SERP 579B Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
SERP 580 Medical Aspects of Disability
SERP 584 Problems of Drug Abuse
SERP 588 Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in Counseling
SERP 594 Practicum: Mental Health
SERP 593 Internship
SERP 597C Counseling with Couples and Families

School Counseling Specialty (12 Credit Hours)
SERP 506 Introduction to in School Counseling (3)
SERP 510 Counseling over the Lifespan (3)
SERP 550 Career Development and Advanced Educational Planning for School Counselors (3)
SERP 594 Practicum – School Counseling Specialty (3)

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Minor Requirements
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Last revised 12 Feb 2019