Master of Education in Counseling - University of Houston
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The University of Houston's Master of Education in Counseling program provides a deep understanding of counseling theories, skills and techniques and prepares graduates for careers in professional counseling. We offer two tracks - School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling - which help students gain an understanding of the role and influence of the counselor in providing services to a diverse population. After completing our program, graduates will be able to apply relevant research to broaden their knowledge of delivery and counseling services.

About the Program

The mission of the Master of Education in Counseling program is to prepare masters level counselors in training for excellence in professional skill development, theoretical knowledge, personal disposition growth and cross-cultural awareness.

UH & UH Sugar Land

The College of Education partners with UH Sugar Land to offer courses for the Master of Education in Counseling on both campuses. Please be advised that courses will be offered on both campus during the fall, Spring & Summer semesters. For more information about our course offerings at UH & UH Sugar Land, please contact Patrick Ellis at 832-842-2861 or pjellis@central.uh.edu or visit the College of Education’s Admission Application Instructions.

Students complete coursework in the following areas:

  • Counseling theories, skills, and techniques for diverse populations with various counseling issues or needs
  • Understanding and awareness of the role and influence of the counselor in providing services to diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, gendered and social populations
  • Knowledge of legal, ethical, and moral responsibilities related to the practice of professional or school counseling
  • Application of relevant empirical research to broaden knowledge of delivery and counseling services
  • Understanding and knowledge of effective and appropriate assessment and evaluation of clients or students in placements and delivery of interventions

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan. Following is the most current sample degree plan for the M.Ed. in Counseling:

Alumni find employment in diverse settings, including:

  • K-12 schools
  • Community Colleges and Universities
  • Mental and health care facilities
  • College Counselor
  • Community Agency Counselor
  • Probation Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Employee Assistance Program Counselor

The following is a list of current Counseling M.Ed. faculty:

Dr. Rachael A. Whitaker

Clinical Assistant Professor - Counseling M.Ed. Program

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Dr. Hayley Stulmaker

Clinical Assistant Professor - Counseling M.Ed. Program

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Dr. Jungeun Lee

Clinical Associate Professor - Counseling M.Ed. Program

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Dr. Patrick J. Ellis

CPCE Coordinator - Counseling M.Ed. Program

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Dr. Consuelo Arbona

Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Virmarie Correa-Fernández

Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Marcel de Dios

Assistant Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Robert H. McPherson

Professor & Dean - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Roberta L. Nutt

Clinical Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Ezemenari M. Obasi

Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Lorraine R. Reitzel

Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Dr. Nathan Grant Smith

Associate Professor - Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program

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Financial Aid

All Counseling M.Ed. students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the UH and the College of Education. To learn more about how to fund your graduate studies, visit the Graduate Funding page.

Graduate Tuition Fellowship

The Graduate Tuition Fellowship (GTF) provides tuition remission for 9 credit hours to students who:

  • Enroll in at least 9 credit hours
  • Hold a 20-hour graduate appointment (Teaching Assistant, Teaching Fellow, Instructional Assistant, Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant)

Graduate appointments are usually available to students during the first three years of graduate studies. The program doesn't cover mandatory fees or course fees. Not all years in the graduate program are covered by this program.

To learn more about funding your education, contact the COE's College of Graduate Studies at coegrad@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-7676.

Houston, Texas

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and one of the nation's most diverse cities. This fact benefits our students and faculty both personally and professionally. Home to more than 100 different nationalities and where more than 60 different languages are spoken, Houston is the perfect environment to practice what you're learning in the classroom. The city also boasts more than 12,000 theater seats and 11,000 diverse restaurants featuring cuisines from around the globe (Don't know where to start? Just ask a Houstonian, and they're sure to bombard you with at least a dozen places to eat.) 

Houston is bustling with culture, energy and offers something for everyone inside and outside the classroom.

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Ready to Apply?

Counseling M.Ed. program application deadline: February 15

Are you ready to apply to the University of Houston Counseling M.Ed. program? Yes? You can learn more about the application process by visiting the College of Education's Graduate Admissions page or jump right into the application process by visiting the UH's How to Apply to Graduate School page.

If you need more information about the Counseling M.Ed. program, we are here to help. You can always contact the COE Office of Graduate Studies by phone at 713-743-7676 or by email.

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Contact Us

The Masters of Education in Counseling program is a member of UH's Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences department.

Program Director: Dr. Rachael A. Whitaker

UH College of Education
Stephen Power Farish Hall
3657 Cullen Blvd., Room 491
Houston, TX 77204-5023

Undergraduate: coeug@uh.edu or 713-743-5000
Graduate: coegrad@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7676
General: coecomm@uh.edu or 713-743-5010

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