EdM in Counseling

The Master of Education (EdM) in Counseling program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education  & Human Development is for students seeking to develop as outstanding counseling professionals with the skills, commitment, and passion to work effectively with diverse populations. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to work with a wide range of populations and mental health issues. In addition, the EdM in Counseling 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.

Students in the EdM in Counseling can specialize on one of three areas:

  • School counseling
  • Child & adolescent mental health
  • Sport psychology

Essential Questions


Career Outcomes

The EdM in Counseling will help you attain your professional goals in a number of settings, including: schools and universities, mental health counseling agencies, behavioral health settings, addiction treatment centers, group homes, residential treatment centers, hospitals, and private practice settings. Graduates of this program may go on to careers such as:

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

EdM in Counseling Program Requirements

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

Program Faculty


Next Steps in Counseling

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about our Master’s degree in Counseling.

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission, contact Program Director Bobby Bui, bobbybui@bu.edu.


Licensing Disclosure

Boston University offers a number of programs that lead to a professional license or certification. The Master of Education in Counseling Licensing Disclosure page provides state-specific licensure information regarding Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development’s Master of Education in Counseling program. Individuals pursuing the School Counseling specialization should review the information provided on the BU Wheelock Educator Preparation Programs Licensing Disclosure page.

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.