As one of only 8 CACREP-accredited programs in the nation, the Career Counseling program’s approach to career counseling services centers on the interaction between theory, practice, and research. This program will prepare you for positions in career counseling, career placement, academic advising, and professional counseling. You will earn two graduate degrees simultaneously – the Master of Science and the Educational Specialist degrees – and you will gain hands-on experience in the field through career advising, career counseling, college teaching, workshop and outreach presentations, and program development. Paid graduate assistantships, tuition waivers, and designated scholarships/fellowships are available to qualified students.
In order to meet minimum University and departmental admission requirements, an applicant must have:
Verbal – 150 or above
Quantitative – 150 or above
Analytical – 3.5 or above
TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
TOEFL (internet-based) – 80
IELTS – 6.5
MELAB – 77
Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062400
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
For this program, the following supporting documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:
The 68 hour program includes two years of academic coursework and practica, which provide an option for training and supervised work experience in the nationally recognized, full-service FSU Career Center.
|MHS 5400||Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques||4|
|MHS 5060||Psychosocial and Multicultural Aspects of Counseling||3|
|MHS 5340||Foundations of Career Development||4|
|Most students will take practicum in the Summer or Fall semester.|
|EDF 5481||Methods of Educational Research||3|
|CLCP 6169||Abnormal Psychology for Graduate Students||3|
|RCS 5250||Assessment in Counseling||3|
|MHS 5860||Supervised Teaching||3|
|(For SDS 3340, Introduction to Career Development;|
|3 hours of MHS 5860 will be noted on the MS program of study and 2 hours on the EdS program of study)|
|MHS 5511||Group Counseling||3|
|MHS 6600||Consultation and Organizational Development||3|
|MHS 5801||Practicum in Counseling||4|
|MHS 5341||Career Development Program Design and Evaluation||3|
|MHS 5860||Supervised Teaching||2|
|MHS 6938||Trauma & Crisis Counseling||3|
|PCO 5095||Computer Applications in Counseling Psy. & Other Human Services||3|
|DEP 5068||Life Span Development||3|
See Scholarships and Aid.
Career Counselors across the nation currently earn a median pay of $53,610 annually. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 19 percent growth in the career counseling field over the next decade, which translates into 53,400 new jobs available by 2020.
The Career Counseling program at Florida State will provide you with training beyond the minimum requirements for most counseling positions, which significantly increases the competitive employment advantage as an FSU graduate. The training you will receive in this program could lead you to work with the mental health concerns of clients in addition to their career concerns.
Most graduates seek positions in colleges and universities as career counselors, career placement professionals, co-op/internship directors, academic advisors, and professional counselors.
Other opportunities include:
The following students and alumni may be contacted if you would like additional information about the FSU career counseling program from a student’s perspective.
Taylor Pentz, Class of 2017
Laura Beth Lancaster, Class of 2016
Liz Pawley, Class of 2015
Emily Fiore, Class of 2015
Maddie Foster, Class of 2014
Leigh Eskin, Class of 2013
Shawn Conlon, Class of 2012
Luis Santiago, Class of 2011
Katherine E. Ledwith, Class of 2010