OSU Counselor Education Program Website


2017 Incoming Class

Orientation Day 2017


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.

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2-4pm. Room 412 of the PAES building
Wednesday, October 11, 7-9pm. Room 412 of the PAES building
Wednesday, November 1, 2-4pm. Room 412 of the PAES Building

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



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

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

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

Admissions Day for M.A. Program (by invitation only): February 24, 2018

M.A. Comprehensive Exams: DATE TBD

Year-End Banquet: May 5, 2018



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).


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



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

Link to OSU Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota


Testing Lab & Library –

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

Office Hours for Autumn 2017
Monday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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


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