A RESPECTED AND ACCREDITED PROGRAM
The Oregon State University's Corvallis Counseling Academic Unit offers two graduate degree programs via Ecampus. This unit has offered graduate courses via Extended Campus since 1944 and full graduate degrees via Extended Campus since 1976. A traditional on-campus Master’s with a major in counseling (MCoun) is offered at OSU’s Cascades (in Bend).
Counseling Program Mission Statement:
Using current professional standards, the Counseling Academic Unit (CAU) Faculty at Oregon State University in Corvallis prepares professional counselors and counselor educators who promote the holistic wellness of individuals, families, communities, and organizations. These counselors and counselor educators are prepared to be change agents who are competent, ethical, and proactive in the face of injustice. We prepare counselors in antiracist practices to dismantle racism invariably tethered to other forms of oppression, such as genderism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism. They are lifelong learners whose work is informed by lifespan development, theory, and evidence-based practice, and a local and global perspective. Their work as counselors, supervisors, educators, researchers, and advocates demonstrates multicultural and diversity competence and a commitment to social justice.
PROGRAMS AT OSU-CORVALLIS & ECAMPUS
School Counseling: Graduates of the Master of Counseling degree with a major option in school counseling are eligible for licensure as a school counselor from TSPC. This degree program is offered in a hybrid format (i.e., a mixture of in-class, synchronous web, and asynchronous web instruction). The in-class portion takes place two Friday/Saturdays each quarter in Corvallis, OR. Learn More
Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Graduates of the Master of Counseling degree with a major option in clinical mental health counseling are eligible for licensure as a professional counselor from OBLPCT. Graduates are also eligible for professional counselor licensure in most U.S. states. This degree program is offered in a hybrid format (i.e., a mixture of in-class, synchronous web, and asynchronous web instruction). The in-class portion takes place two Friday/Saturdays each quarter in Corvallis, OR. Learn More
PhD: Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a focus in Counseling are prepared for advanced positions as faculty in counselor education and supervision programs, counselor supervisors, and organizational leaders. The program is offered in a hybrid format (i.e., a mixture of in-class, synchronous web, and asynchronous web instruction). The in-class portion takes place two weekends each quarter, held in the OSU Portland Center. The synchronous web portion takes place weekly on Monday (Practicum) and Tuesday or Wednesday (Internship) evenings. The asynchronous web components occur via Canvas. Learn More
Contact for Ecampus Counseling Programs (MCoun, PhD):
Misty De Lei, Counseling Program Lead: [email protected]
PROGRAMS AT OSU-CASCADES
School Counseling (teaching experience/teaching license): This program is designed for students who have already obtained a teaching credential and have at least two years of teaching experience. If you are a licensed teacher, you can be admitted to the master's program and complete the required courses for the Initial and Continuing School Counselor license as a part of your degree.
School Counseling (non-teaching experience): This program is designed for persons without a teaching license or teaching experience. Students must complete the Master of Counseling Degree to be eligible for the Initial School Counselor license. Coursework in this track includes 125 hours of school-based observations and at least 75 hours of direct responsibility for classroom instruction.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling track is designed for individuals who want to work in community agencies, treatment programs, community colleges, and other counseling centers. Graduate students in the clinical mental health counseling program work in the OSU-Cascades Mental Health Clinic which offers free mental health services to the Central Oregon community.
Contact for OSU-Cascades MCoun
OSU Counseling Recognized for Promotion of LGBTGEQIAP+ Awaresness and Affirmation
OSU Counseling was honored to receive the 2022 Counseling Program award from the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities. The award is presented to a program that has demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of LGBTGEQIAP+ awareness and affirmation, and will be presented at the national conference of the American Counseling Association this April.