Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling
The Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Counseling is intended to prepare individuals for employment as counselor educators in college and universities, clinicians in private practice and mental health agencies, and for counseling leadership positions in the public schools. This program provides doctoral students with the skills to carry our scholarly research, lead organizations, and create new knowledge. The Counseling Ph.D. program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).
Master's Degree in Counseling (M.S. Ed.)
The Master's Program in Counseling prepares individuals for employment as counselors in clinical mental health settings (including private practices), college and universities, and pre-K through 12 schools. The counseling master's degree program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).
Ed.S. in Counseling
The Ed.S. program in Counseling is a terminal practitioner degree. It offers a course of study to further develop professional skills, broaden knowledge of counseling, and provide fundamentals for leadership in the field. The program can also be designed to fulfill the academic requirements for state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). The Ed.S. degree is a 30 credit degree program beyond the master's degree. Ed.S. students who do not hold master's degrees in counseling must include core counseling courses in their degree program, which will require more than 30 credits total.
Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society: Omega Delta Chapter
The mission of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors, counselor educators, and students established at Ohio University in 1985, is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. The Omega Delta chapter was founded at ODU in 2007 and is advised by Dr. Danica Hays.