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The UW Oshkosh Department of Professional Counseling develops competent and engaged counseling professionals prepared to respond to the multitude of changes in society within professional roles in clinical settings, schools and higher education.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Science in Education degree with an emphasis featuring opportunities for service learning, study abroad, and community partnerships. Students in the program experience a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning supported by supervision and mentoring.

Our caring faculty and staff are dedicated to innovative teaching, research, professional service that provides students a solid foundation in specialized knowledge, competent skill development, experiential learning and involvement, and meaningful personal and professional growth to generate leaders.


The Department of Professional Counseling has been accredited since 1992 by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) at the master’s level.