Our practice-based program prepares counselors to work in inpatient, outpatient, non-profit, private practice, community agency, governmental, and educational settings.

This program is offered on campus and online.


Degree Overview

The master’s degree is step-lock and completed in five consecutive semesters (2 years) for full-time students taking 12 credit hours per semester. Part-time students are also step-lock and complete the course sequence over 4 years.


  • Offers courses in all eight CACREP common core areas

  • Offers specialized classes such as counseling children and adolescents, crisis counseling, and substance use disorders

  • For on-campus students, this program provides diverse practicum and internship placements within a 90-mile radius of Auburn, Alabama

Practicum Course — 3 hours

  • 100 clock hours practical work

Clinical Practice or Internship — 1 to 9 hours

  • 600 clock hours practical work

Application Information

Deadline: February 1

  • On campus and distance cohorts will be enrolled to begin fall semester only.

Required Materials:

  • Graduate School application and payment

  • All official transcripts

  • 3 reference forms

  • Statement of intent

  • Cultural Statement

  • Resume or CV

  • Writing sample

  • Interviews are required

  • TOEFL report (for international students)

Program Faculty

Margie Taylor
Assistant Clinical Professor
Jamie Carney
Humana Germany Sherman Distinguished Professor
Heather Delgado
Assistant Professor
Sarah Flint
Assistant Clinical Professor
Danielle Pester Boyd
Assistant Professor
Lindsay Portela
Visiting Professor
Kevin White
Assistant Clinical Professor

Ready to join the Auburn Family?

Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 01/29/2024