EdS Counselor Education

The Education Specialist (EdS) Degree Program in Counselor Education is a 30-hour graduate program designed for individuals who already hold a Master’s degree in counseling or closely-related field (psychology or counseling psychology).

A couple and their child talk on a couch while a counselor takes notes on a clipboard

The program assists practicing counselors to develop greater expertise and leadership skills in their current counseling field and to gain knowledge and practice in the supervision of counselors. Courses are offered during evening hours, on Saturdays, or in hybrid or online formats to accommodate those who may already be working in clinical mental health or school settings.

Course Requirements


  1. Master’s degree in Counselor Education or a closely -related counseling field (psychology or counseling psychology) from an accredited graduate institution.
  2. GPA of 3.25 or higher on all graduate work attempted, as shown on graduate level transcripts, including courses in programs that were not completed.
  3. Applicants will include at least three professional recommendations. It is preferable for these letters of recommendation to be submitted by current or former supervisors, employers, or faculty members.
  4. Letter of Intent (Personal Autobiographical Essay) Applicants will write a letter of intent describing their experience in counseling or closely related field, explaining their interest in pursuing advanced graduate study and a career in counseling, and clarifying how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations. It is important that the letter of intent demonstrate writing quality and professional presentation. The letter of intent should be double spaced and three pages in length.
  5. Personal Interview The personal interview with the Admissions Committee is the final requirement for admission into the program. The Admissions Committee is composed of counseling faculty. Applicants are selected for the interview based on the quality of the previous criteria.

Contact Us

   Dr. Richard Deaner 

   University Hall, Suite 325
   2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Application Deadlines:

Fall: April 12

Spring: November 2

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