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Counselor Education

Increase your knowledge in counseling to help children, adults and families and create healthier communities. Here you will gain the practical experience and content knowledge needed to become a quality counseling professional.

For more than 72 years, we have trained counselors to use their knowledge and degrees to serve children and families around North Carolina and the nation.

Why NC State

We offer multiple degrees and a graduate certificate program to help you achieve your career goals and meet the needs of others.

  • Flexible | You can take courses online or in-person to earn a graduate certificate or advanced degree.
  • Relevant | Your courses prepare you for the opportunities and challenges you face by providing hands-on experience both on and away from campus.
  • Timely | You can earn a certificate in one or a degree in two to three years.
  • Affordable | You can complete a program for less than $15,000 if you’re a North Carolina resident
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Using the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we prepare students to work with professionals in different fields to promote wellness and benefits of the clients.

College Counseling and Student Development

Learn how to counsel and advise college students through a unique partnership between our faculty and professionals in NC State University’s counseling center, advising office, career services and diversity office.

School Counseling

Using the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to work as school counselors to promote the academic, career and social development of all K-12 students.

Doctor of Philosophy

Counseling and Counselor Education

Elevate your career in counseling through a CACREP-accredited program focused on designing, implementing and evaluating innovative counseling and education projects focused on social justice, equity and fairness worldwide.

Graduate Certificate

Counselor Education

This fully online program prepares individuals interested in counseling work -- from school teachers to human service workers -- to advocate and support students, their families, clients and local communities through interactive, challenging coursework.

When you join the NC State College of Education, you receive the quality instruction you need at North Carolina’s leading college of education to become the counseling professional you want to be.


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