Students interested in obtaining information on the Master of Arts in Counseling program or admitted students who wish to receive program advising may contact a Department of Counseling faculty member in person or by phone.
We are committed to providing an advising community that will meet your needs as they change from the beginning to the end of the program. We offer selective, graduate-level programs and seek to provide a professional environment for adult learners. To achieve this goal we have defined the roles and responsibilities of students and faculty as partners in strong academic advising.
The role of the adviser
: As full-time faculty we are committed to teaching, service and research. One of our roles as teachers is to provide information and support for students as they make academic and career decisions. Therefore, each faculty member has open advising hours in which they are accessible by phone, email and walk-in appointments.
The role of the student
: As a student in the program we encourage you to follow-up with an adviser to access information. We also expect each student to read this handbook, join the cns-students listserv and review the Counseling Department add link website. The following list includes advising activities we have available for students:
- The program handbook provides information about curriculum, professional organizations and licensing. Please take time to read the handbook and if you have questions, follow-up with an adviser. Handbooks can be found on the program pages.
- Weekly advising hours are available during each semester throughout the academic calendar. You may meet or connect by email or phone during open advising hours with any faculty member even if they are not your assigned adviser. You can use this time to make course selections and discuss issues such as your professional development, research interests, licensure and professional involvement.
- We have the CNS information group during the fall and winter semesters which provide a student-to-student perspective in a group format. Information about dates and times is posted on the listserv at the beginning of each semester.
- We have also developed several eSpace sites to access information for practicum and internship
- You are required to meet with your faculty adviser during your first semester in the program to complete a program plan. The plan will serve as a guide for scheduling classes in subsequent semesters.
- Finally, you are encouraged to attend Chi Sigma Iota and department events focused on professional development.
Students interested in obtaining information on the Master’s in Counseling program or admitted students who wish to receive program advising may contact a Department of Counseling faculty member in person or by phone. View the current advising schedule
for advising hours.
PROGRAM INFORMATION MEETING:
Prospective students or those interested in obtaining more information on the Master’s in Counseling or Ph.D. program may attend one of the following meetings. Please bring your transcripts. View the current advising schedule
for program information session dates.
MASTERS ADMISSION DEADLINE DATES:
Fall — April 1
Winter — October 1
Apply online at OU graduate admission oakland.edu/grad/apply/
First priority is given to those students who submit all paperwork on or before the admissions deadline: Goal Statement - Official Transcripts - Two Recommendations - Supplemental form.
- The Master of Arts Degree in Counseling is transitioning to reflect current accreditation standards in the January 2015 winter semester.
- The current 48 credit Community Counseling track will transition to a 60 credit Clinical Mental Health Degree. See program plan
- The 48 credit School Counseling track will transition to a 50 credit School Counseling track. See program plan
- Both of these changes are necessary to meet new accreditation standards and as a result of these revisions
- Oakland's programs will continue to be accredited under CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programming.
Subscribing to Oakland University's Email and Counseling Listserv
All students are required to activate their Oakland University email accounts and to join the Department of Counselings listserv.
To activate your Oakland University email account, go to www.oakland.edu/uts
and follow the directions for email registration. After you have received your email account, you can subscribe to the listserv.