Master of Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon State University graduate program in Counseling is to prepare professional leaders who promote the social, psychological and physical well-being of individuals, families, communities and organizations.

We believe that such professional leaders stand for social, economic and political justice and therefore must be prepared to be proactive educators, change agents and advocates in the face of injustice. Professional leaders are sensitive to life span developmental issues, demonstrate multicultural awareness and recognize a global perspective as integral to the preparation of professional leaders.


Graduate Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work
  • Demonstrate mastery of subject material
  • Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Maintains strong professional identity and practices ethically and professionally
  • Recognizes human diversities and social  inequities on the microlevel and provides socially just and culturally-informed  services
  • Develops theory-based understanding of human growth and development and promotes resilience and wellness across the lifespan
  • Develops culturally relevant and technologically current career counseling skills and interventions
  • Demonstrates theory- and evidence-based and culturally relevant counseling skills and practices
  • Demonstrates theory-based and culturally relevant group counseling skills and practices
  • Apply best practices in assessment and testing to evaluate client/student issues and to inform intervention
  • Demonstrate ethical and culturally relevant research and program evaluation skills