Master of Education in School Counseling

Candidates for the program must meet the following requirements:

Professional counseling within a K-12 environment

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 OR a 3.0 or higher on the last 64 hours of required coursework
  • Official scores on the CAAP, or equivalent test scores
The program is 60 semester hours and prepares students in the practice of Professional Counseling. It provides academic preparation for the Mississippi School Counselor Assessment Inventory (MSCAI), AA certification in School Counseling through the MS Department of Education, licensure (LPC), and other national certifications (NCC & NCSC).
ThecheckmarkGraduate Bulletin has additional information on admission, degree requirements, programs of study, and more.

Please visit the financial aid web page for tuition assistance and scholarship information.

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Students are responsible for making sure they have met all graduation requirements. Students must familiarize themselves with the Graduate Bulletin under which they entered the Counselor Education Program.

Academic advising is mandatory for Counselor Education majors.

All Counselor Education majors are assigned an advisor. The advisor list is posted below as well as in the Counselor Education suite on the third floor of Ewing Hall.

Students must see their assigned advisor prior to registering for courses. Advisors will have sign-up sheets posted outside of their offices a week before pre-registration. Students must sign-up for an appointment no later than 3:00 P.M. the day prior to the scheduled meeting. Students are responsible for updating their curriculum sheet and bringing a tentative list of courses to their advising appointment.

A – E Mistie Barnes EW 341 846-4360
F – L Stephanie Bell EW 344 846-4363
M – R Mary Bess Pannel EW 340 846-4392
S – Z Bryon Pickens EW 342 846-4389
Mistie Barnes, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Ewing 341, 662-846-4360

Through teaching, training, supervision, and experiential activity, students become ethical, competent, and culturally sensitive counselors prepared to work in a school or community setting.

George Beals, PhD, LPC-S
Coordinator of Counselor Education Program
Ewing 343, 662-846-4355
Chaiqua Harris, PhD, NCC
Instructor of Counselor Education
Ewing 344, 662-846-4363
Juawice McCormick, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, NCSC
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Coordinator of Counselor Education Program
Ewing 340, 662-846-4392
Bryon Pickens, EdD
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Ewing 342, 662-846-4389
Catherine Bishop Vincent, MA, LPC, NCC
Counseling Laboratory Director
Ewing 338, 662-846-4364