The UW Oshkosh Professional Counseling program is a fully professional, graduate training program that engages students in acquiring a solid foundation in specialized knowledge, competent skill development, experiential learning and involvement, and meaningful personal and professional growth to generate leaders for professional roles in clinical settings, schools, and higher education.
Students choose one of three emphases.
The program provides students with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes experiential, hands-on learning supported by supervision and mentoring. Course curriculum and clinical requirements are updated continually to meet the demands of the counseling profession.
A distinctively defined, supervised clinical experience in which the student develops basic counseling skills and integrates professional knowledge. The practicum is a prerequisite to internship. Practicum requires the student to complete 100 hours with 40 of those hours being direct contact.
A post-practicum, distinctly defined, supervised clinical experience in which the student refines and enhances basic counseling or student development knowledge and skills while integrating and authenticating professional knowledge and skills related to program objectives. The internship is divided between two semesters. The students are expected to complete 300 hours total with 120 of those hours being direct contact per semester.