In our Master’s of Science program in Counseling, students achieve a high level of evidence-based, ethical, and culturally responsive skill set to better serve diverse client populations. We emphasize knowledge and hands-on skills practice in courses such as motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, substance use counseling, counseling diverse populations, and trauma, crisis, and disaster. Our students gain real-world experience through internships in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools, college counseling and support services, community agencies and other outpatient settings, hospitals and integrated care facilities, inpatient treatment centers, private practice, and more. They provide clinical and supportive services for a range of clients, including children, couples and families, immigrants and refugees, trauma survivors, sexual minorities, individuals with addictions, individuals with chronic illnesses, and underserved populations.

To be a strong, impactful counselor – regardless of setting – clinical competence is necessary. At UNC Greensboro, students gain the knowledge and clinical skills necessary for clinical competence through intentional instruction from the beginning of their educational experience. Through supportive, in-depth clinical supervision, they build their clinical skills as well as their confidence and efficacy. At graduation, they are prepared to serve, advocate, and make a meaningful impact in the lives of their clients.

Our program provides continuous experiential learning through clinical practicum and internships, as well as practica for many courses that allow for immediate hands-on application of content learned in the classroom. Many hands-on experiences occur through supervised clinical practice inside our Nicholas A Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic.

Graduate from CED with a strong professional identity, a network of renowned alumni, and the skills you need to make an impact in the field of counseling. 

Master's students listen to instructor Dr. Rebecca Matthew at the start of class

School Counseling

Gain knowledge, skills and experience to attend to the academic, career, and personal/social development of needs in order to meet the needs of all students in K-12 settings.

Clinical Mental Health

Acquire the skills and experience needed to assess, diagnose, and counsel persons with diverse backgrounds through individual, group, and family counseling in mental health and behavioral health settings.

Students in a counseling class hold a group discussion and activity

Couple and Family Counseling

Gain knowledge, skills and experience to assess, diagnose, and counsel diverse couples and families through a systems perspective.


A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship and funding opportunities offered in the School of Education.



Curry Building, Room 228

Mailing Address:
1109 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412