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Together we make the difference.

The counseling program at Radford University offers a unique blend of courses designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming a knowledgeable, thoughtful, skillful and caring counselor. The program is intensely clinical and involves significant student engagement in situated learning or clinical practice.

We offer graduate education leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students interested in becoming professional counselors and working in elementary, middle and secondary schools, colleges and universities, community counseling centers, hospitals, agencies or clinics.

Program Options

     

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Why choose Radford?

Ninety seven percent exam pass rate

Exam Pass Rate

97 percent of students pass their licensures or certification exams.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance

Various assistantships available including Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Teaching Fellow.

Ninety five percent job placement

Job Placement

95 percent of Counselor Education students find jobs post-graduation.

     

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Succeed in your field.

I chose the counseling program at Radford University because of its welcoming and supportive faculty and its CACREP accreditation. I am grateful for the number of experiences the program has afforded me, including to be able to study what I love and establish quality connections with faculty, staff and my peers."

Amber Samuels

M.S. candidate in Counseling and Human Development with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health

Amber Samuels, M.S. candidate in Counseling and Human Development with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health

     

      

     

Our Students' Choice.

     

Antonio Bolden

Antonio Bolden

"There are a wide perspective of viewpoints in the counseling program."

Laura Gilbertson

Laura Gilbertson

"Professors go out of their way to ensure I am getting the best education possible."

Kaitlyn Rochelle

Kaitlyn Rochelle

"I am getting the tools I need to be successful in my future career."

     

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News & Announcements

  1. American Counseling Association National Conference »

    4/1/2017

    Dr. Alan Forrest presented a pre-conference workshop on “Mindfulness for Counselors” at the American Counseling Association national conference.

  2. International Symposium for Contemplative Studies conference »

    11/16/2016

    Mindfulness teachers presented a poster session at The Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium for Contemplative Studies (ISCS) conference.

  3. Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning »

    11/1/2016

    Dr. Keith Davis and Dr. Samantha Blevins presented at the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning conference.

  4. Southern Association of Institutional Research »

    10/1/2016

    Holly Thomas, a second year graduate student, attended the Southern Association of Institutional Research to present her research.

  5. Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision »

    10/1/2016

    Dr. Keith Davis presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision held in New Orleans. 

  6. Counseling & Mindfulness »

    6/1/2016

    The Department of Counselor Education offers a graduate level course, Counseling & Mindfulness, taught by Dr. Alan Forrest.