Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)
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Careers with an MSC
Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, schools, colleges, universities, and private practice.
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Kim King, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Counseling (2016)
The need for mental health support has never been greater and the UIU Mental Health Counseling program prepares students to meet this need in both a clinical and school setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The master’s in counseling program was revamped in the Summer 2020 and moved to a fully online format. The online Master of Science in Counseling is aligned to meet the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) Standards. All degree programs at Upper Iowa University (UIU) are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Yes. Field experiences include a 100-hour practicum and 600-hour (minimum) internship in which students practice the skills they have developed under the supervision of faculty.
Students are able to be part-time or full-time students in the program.
The Master’s in Counseling program offers a competitive tuition rate of $495/credit hour.
MSC Application Deadlines
For Fall admission: August 14
For Spring admission: December 11
For Summer admission: April 30
* For more information about the Counseling program and how to apply, please refer to the Admissions Booklet.
A student, with approval from the major professor and the Counseling program, may transfer 12 semester credits of graduate credit in which grades of B or better were earned that were taken in residence at another university. Clinical courses cannot be transferred.
Individuals may be admitted into UIU’s online Counseling program as a non-degree graduate student. Non-degree seeking students can take these four (4) foundation courses:
- Theories of Counseling
- Lifespan Growth and Development
- Research & Program Evaluation
- Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in Counseling