EdM in Counseling

The Master of Education (EdM) in Counseling program at Boston University is committed to developing outstanding counseling professionals with the skills, commitment, and passion to work effectively with diverse populations.

We offer several areas of specialization for you to choose from:

  • School Counseling
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Sports Psychology

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More About Our Program

Our program offers you the choice of three concentrations, each corresponding to different elective coursework and field experiences. Regardless of your individual concentration, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work with a wide range of populations and mental health issues. We’ll work with you to help you attain your professional goals in any number of settings, including but not limited to: schools and universities, mental health counseling agencies, behavioral health settings, addiction treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals, and private practice settings.

Our program gives you access to ample and diverse hands-on field experiences that help you build and refine clinical skills and further develop your professional counselor identity. You’ll join a cohort of students from a variety of backgrounds who share an interest in the principles and practices underlying the field of counseling, and a desire to take their understanding of their professional concentration and interests to an advanced level.

Career Outcomes

  • School Counselor at Cambridge Public School
  • Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the University of Minnesota
  • Mental Skills Coach for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Clinical Coordinator at The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Director of Football Academic Support at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Mental Health Clinician at South Bay Community Services

Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Hardin Coleman, Professor, Dean Emeritus

Amie Grills, Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research

Melissa K. Holt, Associate Professor, Department Chair for Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development

Kimberly A. S. Howard, Associate Professor, Program Director for Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development (Ph.D.)

Grace S. Kim, Clinical Associate Professor

David McAllister, Instructor, Practicum Coordinator, Program Director for Counseling Psychology (Ed.M.)

V. Scott Solberg, Professor

Marla Zucker, Lecturer & Supervisor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, David McAllister, dpm25@bu.edu.

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