OSU Counselor Education Program Website

Incoming MA Class 2019


Incoming PhD Class 2019


See the story about the #1 Ranking here!

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 2020 is December 1, 2019.

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:

PAES Building, Room 412, 305 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus OH 43210

  • Tuesday, September 10 7-9pm
  • Thursday, October 10 2-4pm
  • Friday, November 1 10-12am

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 program requirements. Look under “Master of Arts in Counselor Education” or “PhD in Educational Studies: Counselor Education”.


  • U.S. News & World Report Ranking
    • Number 1 in the nation (2020)
  • 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 2019-2020 academic year, the OSU Counselor Education Program will again 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 19, 2019

Counselor Education Picnic: September 8, 2019

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention: October 6, 2019

All Ohio Counselors Conference: November 6-8, 2019

Deadline for Applications (Autumn, 2020): December 1, 2019

Admissions Interview Day for PhD Program (by invitation only):

Admissions Interview Day for M.A. Program (by invitation only):

Year-End Banquet: May 2, 2019


Congratulations to Faculty Members, Drs. Brett Zyromski, Paul Granello & Darcy Haag Granello who were the Keynote Speakers at the International Academic Conference on Social Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic on July 26, 2019. They spoke on suicide prevention models for K-12 and college settings and provided participants with research-based strategies for developing and implementing prevention approaches.




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 2019-2020 Academic Year

President: Mary Kate Dressel
VP: Alec Carey
Secretary: Jenny Huynh
Treasurer: Erin Kitchen
Social Chair: Shana Parker

Counselors for Social Justice Officers for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

President: Madison Getz
Vice President: Emily Panzero

Testing Lab & Library –

Counselor Education Testing Library GTA: Mark Hamilton

Office: PAES A418

Autumn 2019 hours coming soon!


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


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