OSU Counselor Education Program Website

Congratulations to the M.A. Graduating Class of 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

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%



Upcoming Events:

Orientation: August 21, 2017

Counselor Education Picnic: DATE TBD

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

All Ohio Counselors Conference: November 8-10, 2017

OSU Reception: Thursday, September 9, 2017

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

Admissions Day for PhD Program: DATE TBD

Admissions Day for M.A. Program: DATE TBD

M.A. Comprehensive Exams: DATE TBD

Year-End Banquet: May 5, 2018

 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 to M.A. recipients of Ohio School Counselor Association Graduate Student Scholarships:

Tori Schenker
Katie Snider

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.), to Doctoral student, CJ Potter, and wife Candace (click here for picture)

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

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

March 23, 2017: Jayce Imari, to M.A. student Jasmine Stephenson (click here for picture)

March 26, 2017: Parker Joseph, to Doctoral student Allisha Berendts and husband Dan (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
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COUNSGRADS – listserv for graduate students in Counseling Programs nationwide

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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

CESP Testing Lab & Library –

GA:  Tyler Hudson

Autumn 2018 hours coming soon.


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