Counseling Master's Program

Accredited by MCAC - Masters in Counseling Accreditation Council

The counseling faculty is committed to training multiculturally-competent community counselors and school counselors to serve clients in urban environments. The Counseling Area enrolls students who desire a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology.


Community Counseling

The Community Counseling concentration prepares students for work in a variety of community settings such as mental health clinics, community agencies, counseling centers, colleges, universities, and businesses.

School Counseling

The School Counseling concentration prepares students to work as school counselors. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Students are trained to apply the principles of learning, human development, counseling, research, and measurement within the schools. Preparation is designed to enable students to deliver counseling services to schools and their extended communities.

Post-Master's Certification

The Post-Master's Certifications in School and Community Counseling are for students who already possess a Master's degree. Students are admitted as Non-Degree Candidates (NDC). They need to meet the requirements for either school counselor or community counselor certification, which are generally lesser than those required for the M.S.

Informational Meetings

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Counseling Program faculty will be holding informational meetings once each month. All prospective students are invited to take advantage of these opportunities to meet with a faculty member and a current graduate student. They will be available to answer questions about the Counseling Program and to give a preliminary review of transcripts. These meetings will be held on the dates listed below from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Enderis Hall room 772.

Meeting dates are:

September 17, 2014 - Dr. Tom Baskin
October 15, 2014 - Dr. Shannon Chavez-Korell
November 19, 2014 - Dr. Stephen Wester
December 11, 2014 - Dr. Leah Rouse
January 21, 2015 - Dr. Nadya Fouad
February 11, 2015 - Dr. Marty Sapp
March 25, 2015 - Dr. Tony Hains

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Tony Hains



Thank you for your interest in our master's program. We are very excited about the work we are doing at UWM and are deeply committed to training multiculturally-competent counselors.

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Anthony Hains

Area Chair
Counseling Psychology