Master of Education in Educational Counseling

The Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program is designed for individuals seeking career or advancement opportunities in two- and four-year colleges and universities, with a focus on academic counseling and advising. The program blends a counseling-based theoretical foundation with practical applications in student affairs to prepare practitioners who promote and facilitate educational attainment.

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Master of Education in Educational Counseling

Curriculum Overview

Coursework examines the roles of counselors and advisors within the various contexts of colleges and universities, while also focusing on the salient issues and needs of a diverse student population.

Coursework Examples

  • Academic Advising in Postsecondary Education
  • The Community College
  • Career Development: Theory and Process

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The required fieldwork component provides students with supervised experience in professionally relevant areas. The concurrent fieldwork course, serves as a structured means for students to reflect on their field experiences, connect theory to practice, and strengthen their professional philosophy and identity.

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In my research, I came across the Educational Counseling program at USC Rossier and the curriculum and mission of the program fit my goals perfectly. This program taught me all the fundamentals that go into academic advising and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

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The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, and communication skills meet the demands of the program and show promise for a successful career as a counselor in a higher education setting.

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Office of Admission and Scholarships
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