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Michael Hartley
Faculty Chair, Counseling Program

A career in counseling is like no other and offers tremendous rewards, including helping people make significant changes in their lives.

We offer both a doctorate and a master's degree with two specializations.

The Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Program welcomes applications from counselors of all specialties with a commitment to counselor education, leadership, advocacy and social justice. First established in 1962 as a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation, the program was redesigned and renamed the Counselor Education and Supervision Program to better reflect its expanded curriculum and its emphasis on preparing educators and researchers in multiple counseling specialization areas. 

The Counseling Master of Arts Program prepares students to become certified rehabilitation counselors, certified school counselors, and licensed associate counselors. 

Students of the master's program specialize in one of these areas:

By the way, here's some news not to be missed about our rehabilitation counseling program: 

U.S. News & World Report ranked our rehabilitation counseling program No. 4 in the nation among public universities! Each year, the publication ranks schools and programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and medicine. The rankings in these six areas are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students.

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Faculty Spotlight

Professor Sheri Bauman was featured on Arizona Public Media’s Youth Crossing Gender Borders series about young people and gender identity. Bauman notes that our culture always has been fixated on gender and adds, “We’re all fearful of something we don’t understand.”