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
  • Sport Psychology

Essential Questions

More About Our Program

Our program offers you the choice of three concentrations, each of which corresponds 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

Graduates of this program may go on to careers such as:

  • School counselor
  • Undergraduate admissions counselor
  • Mental skills coach
  • Clinical coordinator
  • Mental health clinician

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 (PhD)

Grace S. Kim, Clinical Associate Professor

David McAllister, Instructor, Practicum Coordinator, Program Director for Counseling Psychology (EdM)

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.

Next Steps

Boston University offers a number of programs that lead to a professional license or certification. Provided below is state-specific licensure information regarding Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development’s Master of Education in Counseling program.

Background Checks

Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program