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Explore the possibilities with a Master of Education in Counseling.

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Your Work as a Counselor Begins Now

Our commitment to your success begins in admissions, where our expectations for your performance are also set. As you prepare your application for William & Mary’s Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling, remember that Admissions Advisors are always on standby, ready to assist you to answer your questions, clarify requirements and review the materials needed.

William & Mary is proud to accept applicants of various academic backgrounds, and all applications are reviewed holistically. With this in mind, our baseline requirement is that all applicants have a completed bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); in conjunction with this, we recommend a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) as well as GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores (40th percentile or higher preferred in GRE Verbal).

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Term Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline Start Date
Fall 2018 May 4 July 23 August 27
Spring 2019 November 5 December 3 January 7

Meet Your Admissions Advisor: Sarah Bracken

Sarah Bracken has six years’ experience in education and is passionate about supporting and empowering students throughout their academic career. Sarah has served in a variety of roles supporting adults and K-12 students, including as a case manager, program director and regional director. She has acted as a liaison between families and school administrations, ensuring that students received the support and resources they needed to succeed. Sarah holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a BA in Psychology from Rice University.

Email:
counselingonline@wm.edu
Toll Free: (866) 870-6966
Local: (757) 903-0072 (ext. 801)

Don’t Let Tuition Halt Your Progress

We believe in the power of education and are therefore proud to assist prospective and current students in financing their degrees. For more information regarding tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities, visit our tuition and financial aid page, or contact an Admissions Advisor.

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Preparing You for Licensure

Both our Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and prepare you for required and optional licensure opportunities.

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Counseling Careers are in High Demand

By pursuing a future in counseling, you’ve opted for a career field that demonstrates faster-than-average job growth.1 Not only that, our faculty and facility resources will help to broaden your professional network throughout the course of your program and support your efforts to facilitate targeted career opportunities post-graduation.

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Are You Ready to Apply?

Nov
05
Priority Application Deadline

November 5
Spring 2019 Term

Dec
03
Application Deadline

December 3
Spring 2019 Term

Apply Now

Important Dates

Aug
27
Next Start

August 27
Fall 2018 Term

Nov
05
Priority Application Deadline

November 5
Spring 2019 Term

Dec
03
Application Deadline

December 3
Spring 2019 Term

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
The W&M Online Counseling Webinar

August 21 Register Now

Sep
18
The W&M Online Office Hours

September 18 Register Now

  1. Retrieved on January 10, 2018, from bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.html