Professional Counseling (MEd)

Degree: Masters Degrees

Email this | Printer friendly page

This department prepares counseling, student affairs and leisure service professionals for a changing and increasingly complex world.

Central to the program is a focus on prevention and remediation of human challenges and enhancement of well-being in relation to individual and collective behavior at schools and community practices, and through public policy.


College of Education
Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101
Phone: 706/542-6446

Academic Department

Counseling and Human Development Services
402 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7142
Phone: 706/542-1812


Graduate Coordinator

Edward Delgado-Romero


Professional Community Counseling Emphasis:

The purpose of the community counseling master's degree program is to prepare students to work in a variety of community settings. This program is designed to be relatively broad in scope and focuses on the development of generic counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients. The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services and the University of Georgia are committed to recruiting students from diverse backgrounds. OUr objectives: to train students in the development of generic clinical counseling skills that can be used in a variety of settings and with a wide range of clients; To prepare students to work in a variety of community settings including mental health agencies, juvenile correction agencies, drug and alcohol programs, marriage and family therapy clinics, gerontology centers and business and industry; and to prepare students as counseling practitioners who effectively integrate current research into practice.

Professional School Counseling Emphasis:

The mission of the program is to prepare counselors who work in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and are educational leaders and self-reflective practitioners; serve as advocates for all students; understand and apply principles of group work in building school and community partnerships; and accept responsibility for improving educational practices through an active program of research and evaluation. The UGA model for school counselor preparation and practice is based on five program components: (1) counseling and coordination, (2) educational leadership, (3) advocacy, (4) team building and collaboration, and (5) use of assessment data. Three related strands are addressed across these components: (1) awareness, knowledge, and skills related to multiculturalism; (2) the use of technology to improve educational practice; and (3) the application of the ASCA National Standards and Model of the ASCA National Standards and Model.



Course Descriptions



Find Courses

Browse the full list of programs alphabetically, or by school.