The Masters of Science (M.S.) program prepares students with a high level of evidence-based, ethical, and culturally responsive skill sets to serve clients. The School Counseling concentration prepares you to attend to the academic, career, and personal/social development of students in K-12 settings.
All of CED’s programs are CACREP accredited and are in person on the UNCG main campus. All programs are full-time with courses offered predominantly during the day between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Graduates of the program are well prepared to serve as school counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings working with students around mental health, behavioral, and academic concerns. You can also work in alternative schools or group home settings.
The deadline to apply for the master’s program is November 15. Admission is for the fall semester only. Applications that are not completed by the respective deadlines are not reviewed. Please contact the Graduate School to confirm all required information has been received there.
Application criteria for application for master’s program includes:
*Please note: GRE scores are not required for application to the master’s program.
Personal Statement (2 pages)
Please describe your interest in pursuing a master’s degree in counseling and your aspirations post-graduation. Discuss what you believe positions you to function successfully as a professional counselor, and how you have come to the decision to pursue graduate training in a helping profession, along with anything else that helps to describe you.
Approach to Learning (2 pages)
In a graduate program, you will encounter students who have different learning styles, life experiences, and value systems than your own. Discuss how you show up in a learning environment with people who hold perspectives and opinions that are challenging for you.
Self in Social and Cultural Context (2 pages)
Counselors provide services to clients who represent a range of values, cultural backgrounds and lived experiences. Please discuss the following: My life and experiences have positioned me to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in the following ways.
Applicants may either upload official transcripts that have been issued by their institution’s Registrar’s Office onto their online application or order official transcripts that should be mailed to the Graduate School at the following address:
The Graduate School
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
241 Mossman Building
1202 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412
We use a completely electronic application process.
All applicants should include the following supplemental documents as attachments to their online application:
Timeline and Interviews
The admissions committee will begin reviewing applications after the application deadline. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview early in the spring semester. Participation in the interview process is mandatory for selected students. Applicants are notified of their admission status usually within two to four weeks after all interviews are completed; typically, students receive notification no later than April 15.
Degree Type: Master's
College/School: School of Education
Program Type: Concentration
Class Type: In Person
Learn More About the Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED)View UNCG Catalog
CED Admissions Staff
Chair of the Master’s Admissions Committee