Master of Arts

Counselor Education

Offered by: Virginia Tech
Type: Master's
Format: On site
When Mostly mornings and afternoons
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

The Virginia Tech Counselor Education Master’s program is a full-time, two-year, 60-credit hour program located at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The program is facilitated by core faculty in the state-of-the-art Counselor Education Clinic. The first semester of the program consists of classroom study, and beginning in the second semester students are engaged in clinical study throughout the remainder of their program.

Students who graduate with a master’s degree in the school counseling track are qualified and endorsed by the faculty for licensure/certification as school counselors by the Virginia Department of Education. They may also accrue supervision hours toward the Licensed Professional Counselor credential awarded by the Virginia Department of Health Professions while serving as a school counselor.

The program is targeted to full-time students and requires 60 semester hours of course work including a 600-hour internship. Students complete coursework that satisfies Virginia School of Licensure (K-12), Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and National Counselor Certification (NCC). The program is CACREP accredited.

Cost & Financial Aid

View current tuition costs.

Requests for financial assistance should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Blacksburg at (540) 231-5179.

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center programs are primarily for part-time students and financial assistance is unavailable. Virginia K-12 teachers under contract usually have reduced tuition at state universities. Contact the School of Education at (540) 231-1802 for more information.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Center
  • Computer lab and student lounge
  • Cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

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