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National Ranking for Graduate Counseling Program

May 07, 2015

Angelo State University’s Master of Education in guidance and counseling degree program has been ranked one of the “Top 15 Online Master’s in Counseling Degree Programs” in the U.S. for 2015 by BestMastersInPsychology.com, a college and career resource website for students and professionals.

Overall, ASU’s program was ranked No. 14 on the list and is one of three Texas schools to be ranked in the top 15. According to BestMastersInPsychology.com, the rankings were formulated by assigning weighted scores to each program in the categories of average tuition (15 percent), number of students enrolled (20 percent), available programs and curriculum (30 percent), accreditation (25 percent) and reviews in the Guide to Online Schools (10 percent). 

Dr. Lesley CasarezDr. Lesley CasarezDr. Lesley Casarez, ASU program manager, said, “This recognition is such an honor for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Our program attracts a lot of great candidates due to the flexibility offered through the online format. We currently have over 300 students in the guidance and counseling program who bring a wealth of experiences and distinction to ASU, and we hope this trend continues in the future. The feedback that we are getting from former students is that they are successful in their new careers because of the quality of this program.” 

The ASU Master of Education in guidance and counseling program requires 36 credit hours and can be completed totally online in 24 months. It prepares students to seek certification as a Texas school counselor. More details are available at www.angelo.edu/dept/ci/me_guidance_counseling.php

The other Texas schools ranked in the top 15 were Texas A&M University and Lamar University. The complete rankings can be found at www.bestmastersinpsychology.com/best/online-masters-in-counseling-degree-programs/

BestMastersInPsychology.com is an independent online publication dedicated to providing accurate and useful information for prospective students considering a career in the varied field of psychology and counseling. In addition to college and university profiles, reviews and rankings, it includes online resource guides for a variety of psychology fields, career and salary information, and articles on psychology-related topics.