• Engage in multiple contexts to promote the social and emotional growth and development of individuals, groups, families, and organizations
  • Critically and intentionally utilize multiple theories of counseling and human development and multiple sources of evidence to inform and develop practice
  • Interrogate your own biases and social location to actively pursue culturally-responsive practice and contribute collaboratively to the ongoing work of equity


The MEd program is one of three programs in the School of Education. Puget Sound’s in-person Master of Education in Counseling (MEd) program focuses on developing skills that are relevant to careers in social service and mental health agencies, and prepares graduates to become certified as school counselors and/or licensed as mental health counselors. The MEd program is currently seeking accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); this status will help students achieve licensure and/or certification in the state of Washington. Graduating from a CACREP-accredited program is also a nationally recognized achievement. 



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Mark Vetter, Puyallup School District

"In my opinion, Puget Sound is one of the top counseling programs in the state. I look for Puget Sound grads when I hire."