Program Mission

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


Upcoming Events


Graduate Student Assistantship Recruitment Program 


Application Deadlines

M.S.Ed. program Fall Semester Application Deadline: January 8th

Ph.D. program applications still being reviewed for Fall 2018

(summer enrollment may be possible for those admited for Fall)


CACREP Program Statistics