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Oklahoma State University

Master of Science in Counseling

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COVID-19 Statement

We recognize that there are challenges that you may be facing right now. 

For the 2020-21 application cycle (for admission summer-fall 2021), the Master of Science in Counseling program will not require a GRE or MAT test score as part of the admission packet.

Stay well and continue to take care of yourself and others. 

The Oklahoma State University Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs provide a publicly available mission statement and program objectives on the program website. The M.S. in Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors who are knowledgeable in counseling theories and techniques, who can translate counseling theory into effective counseling practice, who are committed to respecting diversity among people and who ascribe to the highest of ethical standards and practice.

The program incorporates teaching in counseling, pedagogical and psychological theory, research and practice into a practitioner-based training program that allows graduates to apply knowledge in these areas to their practice in school and clinical mental health settings in the community. Consistent with the land-grant tradition of OSU, the program is committed to the outreach and training of students from Oklahoma and elsewhere who represent diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual/affectional orientation, culture, rural, suburban or urban backgrounds, socioeconomic status, religious/spiritual affiliation and ability status.

The program offers two options on both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses: School Counseling (57 credits) and Mental Health Counseling (60 credits). We maintain a diverse full-time faculty with years of experience in counseling and counselor education as well as state-of-the-art counselor training centers on both campuses. Our program offers a variety of counseling training opportunities and experiences designed to provide excellent training for becoming an effective counselor in a variety of settings. Welcome New Students!

M.S. in Counseling

Student Spotlight: Mollie Stowe

Student Mollie Stowe

 "I’m grateful for all this program as afforded me, especially the mentorship and assistance from my professors. With their help, I’ve been able to serve others and become a better student, counselor, researcher and advocate. I look forward to continuing to expand my competency as a counseling professional."


In 2019-2020, there were 35 graduates in the master’s counseling program at Oklahoma State University, with 32 in the mental health counseling program and 3 in the school counseling. Additionally, 100% of our school counseling graduates over the past year have passed their school counselor certification exam. The pass rate for the NCE exam for graduates of our program is 100%. Both of our programs have a 99% completion rate and average a 95-100% hiring rate. Overall, Oklahoma State University has a vibrant and successful CACREP accredited counseling program training competent and prepared counselors.