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UST recognized as No. 8 for Best Online Master's in School Counseling Programs for 2024

University of St. Thomas-Houston has been recognized by BestColleges.com as a Best Online Master’s in School Counseling Programs of 2024. The program ranks No. 8.  BestColleges.com is a leading online resource for college planning and advice since 2014.

The highly regarded, 100% online M.Ed. in School Counselor Education program focuses on counseling strategies, school-wide program development, and mental health, with an emphasis on diversity, culture, language and issues of privilege and oppression. In addition, the Counselor Education program considers pertinent professional, ethical and legal issues in professional school counseling. Research in professional counseling, role-playing and in vivo experiences are included in the program.  Learn more about the program. 

“The faculty and administration of the SEHS are elated to have our School Counseling program recognized for the level of excellence it touts,” Dr. Ana-Lisa Gonzalez, dean of the School of Education & Human Services at UST, said. “Dr. Juan Cooper, Clinical Mental Health Counseling chair, has worked tirelessly to maintain excellence in alignment with state standards, while preserving the depth and application of the content to better prepare counselors for the coming years. The graduates leave prepared for the many challenges they will face on the multifaceted campuses they will serve.

BestColleges’ methodology incorporates key metrics such as affordability, student outcomes, flexibility/accessibility, and ease of admissions.

“These signature rankings, which are tailored to meet the needs and interests of students, provide them with valuable insights into the colleges and universities that align with their goals and values,” a spokesperson for BestColleges.com said.

For more information about their revised methodology, visit BestColleges.com.

BestColleges has remained steadfast in its mission to provide an objective assessment of school and program quality. They are dedicated to empowering students with the information they need to make informed choices about their education and career journeys.