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University of Southern California

Rossier School of Education
Master's Program Office
3470 Trousdale Parkway 
Suite 304
Los Angeles, CA 90089


Degree Offered

M.A., Ed.M., M.S.

Program Emphasis

The Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program is designed for individuals seeking career or advancement opportunities in two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, with a focus on academic counseling and advising. The program blends a counseling-based theoretical foundation with practical applications in student affairs to prepare practitioners who promote and facilitate educational attainment. Coursework examines the roles of counselors and advisors within the various contexts of higher education, while also focusing on the salient issues and needs of a diverse student population..

Courses with Community College Emphasis

EDHP 580: The Community College (3)
EDUC 500: The Counseling Process (3)
EDCO 541: Theories in Counseling (3)
EDHP 552: Politics of Difference (3)
EDUC 609: Academic Advising in Postsecondary Education (3)
EDUC 637: Group Counseling: Theory and Process
EDUC 661: Equity in College and Career Access (3)
EDUC 547: Career Development: Theory and Process (3)
EDCO 503: Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (3)
EDHP 687: Student Development Theory (3)

For More Information

Department phone number: 213-740-3255

Sheila Banuelos, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education and Curriculum Coordinator: