Online M. Ed. in Counseling Student Profiles

William & Mary’s first cohort for the Online Master of Education in Counseling entered the program in August 2018, and we are extremely proud of this inaugural group’s great diversity: in ethnicity, career field and professional history. While diversity has long been a hallmark of all W&M schools and programs, it seems particularly significant in a program that has been built on the principles of social justice, cultural competence and cultural sensitivity. We believe cohort diversity in the Online M.Ed. in Counseling will help to challenge prevailing ideas and provide greater perspective when exploring how to best support individuals, families and communities within different contexts and of different means.

Take a look at the numbers from our most recent cohort, and consider how your own counseling studies could benefit from the insight and experience of a diverse peer group like this one.


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With William & Mary’s dynamic learning management system, you can connect with your cohort peers and program faculty to bring your program experience to life, and stay connected to our Social Justice Dashboard for focused professional development.

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Student Profile Data and Statistics

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64 Undergraduate Institutions Represented
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21% U.S. Minority
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80% Female
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54% Virginia Residents*
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66% ages 26-45**

Career Industries Represented

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Educational services
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Sales and Marketing
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Legal services

NOTE: Statistics are based on cumulative self-reported W&M Online M.Ed. in Counseling Student Profile Data collected from all cohorts through Fall 2023.

*Other states represented include North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, California, Washington, and New York.

**Average age is 35.

Upcoming Application Deadlines
Your road to becoming a licensed professional counselor starts with an application. Applications to the Online M.Ed. in Counseling are reviewed holistically, and we are proud to accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds. To assist you in the application and admissions process, an admissions outreach advisor is ready to answer your questions.
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Once you are accepted into the Online M.Ed. in Counseling, you will become acquainted with our dedicated Student Success team. This group is always available to assist you with programmatic questions, the online learning management system, graduation preparation and more. Get to know the support system you’ll have in place as a William & Mary online student.

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