Department Programs


Mission Statement

The mission of the counseling programs is the development of students who can practice in a variety of professional settings including K-12 schools, higher education, clinical mental health settings, and rehabilitation counseling settings. The faculty is committed to preparing graduate students who have solid theoretical knowledge, appropriate clinical skills, and an understanding of the scientist-practitioner model of working with individuals. Graduates are expected to contribute substantially to the improvement of the lives of individuals in our changing, technologically complex, and increasingly diverse society and to promote and conduct research designed to improve and advance the counseling profession.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. Mississippi State University conforms with Title IX of the education amendments of 1972, section 503. The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology's Counseling Program at Mississippi State University encourages the recruitment, acceptance, and enrollment of diverse individuals including students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Efforts are made to ensure that programs are diverse in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status and disability. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to seek admission in the Counseling Program. The Counseling program also seeks to engage in opportunities to retain and support a diverse and inclusive learning community.

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