Counseling Programs at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center
The Department of Counseling was created in 1958 and awarded its first degrees in 1960. The Department's programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The department began offering the Master of Counseling degree in Boise in 1979. For the first 20 years of the Boise Master of Counseling program, a cohort of students would complete the course work before another intake of students occurred. In 2002 student admission was changed to a yearly intake.
The department began offering the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling in Boise fall semester 2008.
Master of Counseling (M.Coun.)
The Mental Health Counseling major leading to a Master of Counseling (M.Coun.) degree requires six semesters of course work as well as summer session classes. Counseling courses offered at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center are generally held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the late afternoon and evening (approximately 5-10 p.m.).
A new cohort of approximately ten students is admitted each fall semester. The application deadline is February 15. If the deadline has passed and you are still interested in applying, please contact the Department. Applicants are required to take either the GRE or the MAT prior to applying.* January 1 is the latest advisable time to take either test to ensure official scores arrive by the application deadline. In addition, there are two applications, one for the Department of Counseling and one for the Graduate School.
Students who complete the Master of Counseling degree have a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised experience and are eligible to apply to take the examination for the Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Counseling prepares graduates to serve as faculty members in counselor education programs, doctoral level counselors, counselor supervisors in various settings, leaders in higher education and counseling organizations, and scholars.
A minimum of three years of full-time study are required for this program. Doctoral students contribute in all aspects of the Master of Counseling program, including teaching, supervising, mentoring, and assessing master's students.
Applications for the Ph.D. program are due December 15. Applicants are required to take either the GRE or the MAT prior to applying.* December 1 is the latest advisable time to take either test to ensure official scores arrive by the application deadline. There are two applications, one for the Department of Counseling and one for the Graduate School.
If you have questions about the programs offered by the Department of Counseling at the ISU-Meridian Health Science Center, please contact Meridian based faculty members: Dr. Judith Crews at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Elizabeth 'Liz' Horn at email@example.com
*For information on taking the computer-based GRE in the Boise area, contact Prometric Testing Center (208)321-7422.