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Counselor Education

Picture of a student sitting by the Boise River and the Friendship Bridge

The required core of theory and professional issue classes blend with practicum/internship to integrate the academic and practical aspects of counselor training.

Education Building
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1721


Contact Information:
Program Coordinators Addiction Counseling:
Raissa Miller and Regina Moro
Phone: (208) 426-1219

Program Coordinator School Counseling:
Laura Gallo
Phone: (208) 426-1219


The Master of Arts in Counseling program is designed to prepare professionals in education and related careers to become professional counselors. Included are extensive practica and internship opportunities to work with a wide variety of clients in schools and other work settings. Graduates are prepared to begin the process for licensure as professional counselors. Current areas of concentration include school counseling and addiction counseling.

Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling Cognate M.A. 
Master of Arts in Counseling, Addiction Studies Cognate M.A. 

Application Deadlines

February 1st

 Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3.  A letter of application describing:
    1. Professional experiences as they support your desire to be a school counselor or a counselor in the field of addiction.
    2. Career goals.
    3. Reasons for your interest in the program, including your vision about the role of a school counselor in the public schools or the role of an addiction counselor in a mental health agency.
  4. Your professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  5. Three current letters of recommendation supporting your qualifications for a counseling program and graduate work.