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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.

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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.

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

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