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The Counseling Faculty are committed to preparing multiculturally competent counseling professionals for school, community, and higher education settings who can facilitate positive change in the development and interactions of diverse individuals throughout their lifespans. The Faculty are also committed to the generation and application of knowledge about counseling and related issues and techniques.

The NIU Counseling Program in the College of Education offers professional preparation for students at the master’s and doctoral levels for entry-level and leadership roles in the field of professional counseling and counselor education and supervision. The NIU Counseling degree programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs through 2019.

Degree programs

Master of Science in Education in Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

Other programs/certificates

School Counselor Institute

Trauma-Informed Counseling Certificate

Fall 2017 Info Sessions

Tuesday, 12/05/17, 5:30 p.m., M.S.Ed. Counseling Program Informational Session access link rescheduled from 11/14/17

Tuesday, 12/05/17, 6:30 p.m., Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision Program Information Session access link rescheduled from 11/14/17

Attendees will be prompted to install a small plugin for the Skype for Business software. This usually takes less than one minute. Aattendees should be prompted to select the Web App version of Skype for Business. After the App plugin loads, they should see a screen that asks them to enter their name. Then click the "Join" button.

Prospective attendees will be able to access the conference platform at any time before the info session to test their audio and video hardware.

Upcoming Events

School Counselor Institute Applications are still being accepted! through January 8, 2018. Individual interviews scheduled upon application receipt.

MSEd Counseling Pre-Admissions Workshop: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

PhD CES Pre-Admissions Workshop:  Friday, February, 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Graduate Student Assistantship Recruitment Program



Application Deadlines

School Counselor Institute applications are still being accepted!

Fall Semester M.S.Ed. and Ph.D. program application deadline:

February 1st
(early summer enrollment may be possible)


CACREP Accredited