OSU Counselor Education Program Website


2017 Incoming Class


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

All three programs have 8 year CACREP Accreditation (2016-2024)
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M.A. in School Counseling
Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

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


The application deadline for Autumn 2018 is December 1, 2017.
The application deadline for Autumn 2019 is December 1, 2018.

To learn more about our program, we encourage you to watch this 12 minute video:

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
All in Room 412 of the PAES Building, 405 Annie & John Glenn Avenue

o Tuesday, May 15 (2-4pm)

If you are unable to attend one of these in-person information sessions, you can watch this presentation online, which is the PowerPoint presentation from the information session:

For Specific Program Requirements:
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.


  • U.S. News & World Report Ranking
    • Number 4 in the nation (2018)
  • CACREP Accreditation
    • 8 year accreditation (highest allowable amount) for all three programs
    • 2016-2024
  • Licensure Pass Rate
    The OSU Counselor Education Program once again has the highest possible passing rate on the Professional Counselor Licensure Exams.

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


Focus on Student & Faculty Strengths

Each week in the 2017-2018 academic year, the OSU Counselor Education Program will highlight a personal strength (based on the VIA strength finder, available at: viacharacter.org). Students & faculty with each of these strengths will be celebrated each week. Congratulations to all of our students & faculty who use their strengths to be outstanding counselors, educators, and advocates.


Orientation: August 21, 2017

Counselor Education Picnic: September 17, 2017

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention: September 24, 2017

All Ohio Counselors Conference: November 8-10, 2017

OSU Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Multicultural Training Event (sponsored by CSI): Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Deadline for Applications (Autumn, 2018): December 1, 2017

Admissions Interview Day for PhD Program (by invitation only): January 26, 2018

Admissions Interview Day for M.A. Program (by invitation only): February 10, 2018

M.A. Comprehensive Exams: March 24, 2018

Specialized Training through the SMART Lab: Friday, April 6, 2018.

Time: 9-1, room 412 in the PAES Building
Topic: Meditation: A Method to Address the Client’s Story
Presenter: Matthew Fleming, M.A., LPCC-S
Cost: $40 ($20 for OSU students)
CEUs available
For more information, contact Dr. Paul Granello (granello.2@osu.edu)

Year-End Banquet: May 5, 2018


Congratulations to doctoral students Rosie Bauder, Shelby Coen, Gayle Garcia, and Tyler Hudson, who together won 3rd place in the national ACA Ethics Competition. They will be recognized at the annual ACA convention during the awards ceremony on Saturday, April 28, in Atlanta.

Congratulations to Dr. Colette Dollarhide & Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, who each received state-level awards at the All Ohio Counselor Conference. Dr. Dollarhide received the Counselor Educator of the Year award from OSCA. Dr. Haag Granello received the Herman Peters Award for Innovation in Counseling from OCA.



Congratulations to Doctoral Student, Shelby Coen, who received the American College Counseling Association Emerging Scholar Award & Scholarship to attend the 2018 ACCA National Conference.


Welcome Ford Manning Hudson! Born to doctoral student Tyler Hudson & wife Jamie on 10-6-2017


Dr. Colette Dollarhide, NCACES

Congratulations to Dr. Colette Dollarhide, recipient of the North Central Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (NCACES) 2017 Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. She received the award at the ACES National Conference in Chicago, October 2017.




OSU Counselor Education Faculty and Doctoral Students attended and presented at the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Chicago, October, 2017. Doctoral student presenters were: Yahyahan Aras; Gayle Garcia; Sarah Geiger; Sean Gorby; Maria Lammy; JP Oehrtman; CJ Potter; & Krista Predragovich.

OSU Counselor Education Students, Alumni, and Faculty are once again well-represented at the All Ohio Counselor Conference, November, 2017. Click here for a listing of workshops by OSU Presenters.

Krista Predragovich (doctoral student) was a recipient of the Ohio Counseling Association 2017 Research Grant to help support her dissertation research

Dr. Colette Dollarhide is the recipient of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Outstanding Professional Teaching Award. (award presentation: October 6, 2017, at the ACES Conference).


Dr. Melissa Ockerman (Ph.D. ’06), recipient of the 2017 OSU Susan Sears Distinguished Alumni Award, with doctoral students from the OSU Program


Alumni Panel in Foundations Class 9-17
Thank you to: (Front Row, (L-R): Rob Pence, Mary Lynch, Kara Bradley
Back Row, (L-R): Gina McDowell, Danielle Weatherholtz, Corey Boyer, Liz Collette, & Rachel Widmer


Alumni Panel with Foundations Students, September 2017


2017 Counselor Education Picnic



Counselor Education Team – Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention 2017

Watching the Eclipse on Orientation Day 2017

Orientation Day 2017


The OSU Counselor Education Listservs

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:

Professor Susan Sears

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 2017-2018 Academic Year

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

Chi Sigma Iota Officers for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

President- Peri Kahraman
Vice President – Grace Bergmann
Secretary – Alexis Froning
Treasurer – Ryan Max
Secretary – Summer Luckey

Link to OSU Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Counselors for Social Justice Officers for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

President – Bushra Ismail
Vice President – Alicia Nunez


Testing Lab & Library –

Counselor Education Testing Library GTA: Tyler Hudson
Office: PAES A418 – desk #8


Materials from the Testing Library (PAES A405) can
ONLY be checked in & out with Tyler.


Program Contact Information

448 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 Universi