Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The Master of Education (EdM) in Counseling program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is designed for students who want to become outstanding counseling professionals with the skills, commitment, and passion to work effectively with diverse populations. This program combines rigorous in-person classwork with field experience that will help you build and refine your clinical skills. 

Students in the EdM in Counseling can specialize in child & adolescent mental health counseling, sport psychology, or school counseling. After you complete our program, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to work with a wide range of populations and mental health issues across a multitude of settings.

The program also prepares graduates for licensure—all our specializations meet the academic requirements for licensure eligibility in Massachusetts. Students in our sport psychology concentration may be eligible to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)® through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.  

Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Fall 2024

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024

Feb 1, 2024

Application Deadline for Sport Psychology

Fall 2024

March 15, 2024

Application Deadline for Mental Health & School Counseling

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the EdM in Counseling are in demand by employers as well as American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral programs. Our alumni have gone on to work as counselors in numerous settings, including schools, hospitals, and sports academies. 

  • Behavioral health agencies
  • Private and group psychotherapy practices
  • University counseling centers
  • Public and independent schools
  • Hospitals
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • University athletic departments
  • Sports academies
  • Performance enhancement consulting firms

More Information about the EdM in Counseling

Field-Based Experiences

Students in the school counseling and child & adolescent mental health counseling concentrations complete a clinical practicum and internship. Sport psychology students complete a clinical practicum and internship, as well as a sport psychology practicum.


For students seeking licensure, BU Wheelock guides and supports students through every step. Students in our sport psychology concentration are also eligible to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Graduate Admissions

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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.

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