School Counseling

The School Counseling curriculum prepares individuals for beginning employment in K-12 settings as a School Counselor. The Master's of Education (M.Ed.) degree may be earned with a minimum of 60 semester hours of successful graduate work in specified courses. Our School Counseling program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and has an approved curriculum by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).


Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Application Deadlines 

We consider applications on a rolling basis within Kent State University's recommendation that applications be completed according to the deadlines listed below for domestic and international student admissions. We reserve the right to limit admissions once our program reaches capacity. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis.

NOTE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required for admissions.

Deadlines for Domestic Students:





December 15

February 1


September 1

October 1



February 1