OSU Counselor Education Program Website

OSU Counselor Education

2016 Incoming M.A. Class

2016 Incoming M.A. Class


CACREP Celebration - August 2016

CACREP Celebration – August 2016


Ranked #4 in the nation
by U.S. News & World Report (2018)

New 2016:
All three programs have 8 year CACREP Accreditation
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M.A. in School Counseling
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

Congratulations to our students, alumni, supervisors, and faculty!

For academic information according to the OSU Graduate Catalog,
please visit the OSU Academic Website for the program


Video about our program:

The application deadline for Autumn 2018 is December 1, 2017.

The Counselor Education program will host a series of informational meetings for individuals interested in the Counselor Education Program.  At these sessions, you can meet program faculty and students, tour our facilities, and learn about our program and our profession. All sessions will be held in the PAES Building (305 Annie & John Glenn Avenue), on the 4th floor. You do not need to make a reservation to attend these events.

Open House/Information Sessions for individuals interested in the OSU Counselor Education Program:

Upcoming Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 7, 12:30-2:15pm
Wednesday, April 12, 7-9pm
Thursday, May 11, 2-4pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2-4pm

Please see the OSU Counselor Education Academic Page for minimum requirements for GRE scores. Look under “Master of Arts in Counselor Education” or “PhD in Educational Studies: Counselor Education” for specific test score requirements.

The OSU Counselor Education Program once again has the highest possible passing rate on the Professional Counselor Licensure Exam!
For 2012: The national pass rate for the National Counseling Exam or NCE – (for licensure as an LPC, or Licensed Professional Counselor) is 78%
The Ohio State University pass rate (on the first try!) for the National Counseling Exam is 100%

The national pass rate for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam or NCMHCE – (the exam professional counselors take after two years in practice to become an LPCC, or independent practitioner) is 68%
The Ohio State University pass rate (on the first try!) for the NCMHCE is 100%

The Ohio State University pass rate for the School Counseling Exam is 100%

Our PhD Students Have Developed a Word Cloud to express their experiences in the OSU Counselor Education Doctoral Program. Click here to see this visual representation of the OSU Doctoral Experience!


Upcoming Events:

M.A. Comprehensive Exams: April 8, 2017

Counselor Education Advisory Board Meeting: April 21, 2017

Dr. Mark Young Presentation: April 29, 2017

Year-End Banquet: May 6, 2017

Past Events:

Admissions Day for M.A. Program: February 11, 2017

Admissions Day for PhD Program: February 24, 2017

Multicultural Conference: February 19, 2017

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention: October 9

All Ohio Counselors Conference: November 2-4

OSU Counselor Education is once again well represented at the All Ohio Counselor Conference. Click here for a listing of presentations by OSU Students, Alumni, and Faculty

OSU Reception at the All Ohio Conference: Thursday, November 3, 7-9pm
We welcome you to join us in the Lilac Room for a CACREP CELEBRATION!!

Counselor Education Picnic – September 11, 2016
Click here for photos of the picnic

Welcome Dr. Brett Zyromski

Dr. Brett Zyromski joined the OSU Counselor Education faculty in Autumn 2016

Dr. Brett Zyromski joined the OSU Counselor Education faculty in Autumn 2016

Link to a Welcome to OSU video that features our students and faculty


 2016-2017  Highlights & Congratulations!

Congratulations to the OSU Counselor Education Program for CACREP Accreditation!
The program held a celebration/announcement part on Tuesday, August 22.
Click here for pictures!

Congratulations and Welcome to this year’s Counselor Education Babies! (current students only – for alumni information, go to “Info for Alumni page)

October 16, 2016: Andrew James (A.J.) Potter to Doctoral student, CJ Potter, and wife Candace (click here for picture)

January 4, 2017: Avery Laine Fullen to Dr. Matthew Fullen, and wife Kari (click here for picture)

January 27, 2017: Wellington Ryan (Duke) Gorby to Doctoral student, Sean Gorby, and wife Caryn (click here for picture)

Congratulations to Doctoral Student and Faculty Presenters at the Evidence Based School Counseling Conference, San Diego, March 9-12, 2017. Click here for pictures: (1) (2) (3) (4)

Congratulations to Allisha Berendts (Ph.D. Student), who is the first ever Supervisor of Student Wellness for the Olentangy, Ohio school district (20,000 students in 23 schools). Check out these newspaper articles about Allisha and her new role:
Olentangy Valley News
Delaware Gazette

Congratulations to Todd Gibbs (Ph.D. Student) who was a featured speaker at the University of Texas-Tyler on September 19, 2016. His picture was on the top banner of the university’s website above the information about the upcoming Jerry Seinfeld performance! Well done, Todd – and congratulations on the Top Billing!

Congratulations to Matthew Fullen (Ph.D. Student) on his recent publications:




COUNSED – listserv for ALL M.A. & PhD students & faculty in OSU Counselor Education
COUNSDOCS – listserv for PhD students & faculty in OSU Counselor Education
COUNSALUMS – listserv for alumni & faculty in OSU Counselor Education
COUNSGRADS – listserv for graduate students in Counseling Programs nationwide

To subscribe, unsubscribe, and send messages on COUNSED, COUNSDOCS, COUNSALUMS, and COUNSGRADS, go to the following websites:

The OSU Counselor Education Program is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Susan Jones Sears, Professor Emeritus, in spring 2012. Dr. Sears was an inspiration to the entire counseling profession and a leader in both clinical mental health and school counseling.
Click here for a brief biography of Dr. Sears


Chi Sigma Iota Officers for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

President – Corey Boyer
Vice President – Hillary Grgich
Treasurer – Alex Henn
Social Chair – Lindsay McCord
Secretary – Lacey Caparanis

Chi Sigma Iota Officers for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

President- Tori Schenker
Vice President – Grace Miller
Secretary – Deb Immel
Treasurer – Steffi Homan
Secretary – Jordan Rosenfield

Link to OSU Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

CESP Testing Lab & Library –

GA:  Krista Predragovich (predragovich.1@osu.edu)

Autumn 2016 Testing Lab Hours TBD

Mon:  11:30 – 2:45
Tue:  10:00 – 3:00
Wed:  9:30 – 3:00
Thu:  11:00 – 4:00; 4:10-6:50 Assessment class – available after class as well

Program Contact Information

440 PAES Building, 305 Annie & John Glenn Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-8183

The OSU Counselor Education Program is housed in the
Department of Educational Studies
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University