Specialist in Education with a major in Professional Counseling

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Education Specialist
Total Credit Hours 27

Program Description

The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) is designed for graduate students with a master's degree in counseling, or in a related field, who desire further specialization as professional counselors and a higher level of competence in their work settings. This Ed.S. program does not lead to licensure as a professional counselor.

Coursework completion is possible in 18 months. Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December.

Admissions Information

Official transcripts from all schools that have conferred degrees (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.) are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.

Master's degree in counseling or very closely related field

Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA

A written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to the chosen option, career goals, and communication/interpersonal skills.


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges