Welcome to the Professional School Counseling Program

Welcome to Appalachian State University and the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling. The Professional School Counseling Program is fully accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) and NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education). Upon successful completion of program requirements you will graduate with a Master's of Arts degree in Professional School Counseling and be eligible for North Carolina School Counseling Licensure (K-12). Because we are a CACREP accredited program you will also be eligible to begin working towards your LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) which will afford you many opportunities upon graduation.

  • ASU is at most 3 Hours from North Carolina's State Capitol, Raleigh, and only 2 hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, which are two of the largest cities in the state. Asheville, home to the Biltmore Estate, is also a quick drive at only 88 miles from Boone!   Come and go from App as you please in just a simple days drive.  

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  • The PSC program is 60 semester hours; 9 of the program hours are comprised of practicum and internship experiences in the field. You will have the opportunity to take 12-hrs of electives that are of interest to you. The department has strong emphases in expressive arts, addictions, and family therapy.

 



 

 

Fall 2019 Program Entry - Get your Applications in!

To our prospective Professional School Counseling students: decisions for program entry will begin in January, so be sure to get your applications sub...

Trip to Successful Strides Horse Farm

The first-year PSC students took a trip to the Successful Strides Farm in Morganton to engage in an end-of-the-year "coming full circle" event! While ...

PSC Alumna Delivers Presentation to Current Students

Erica Hawes (formerly Erica Camp) visited Dr. Johnson's Legal and Ethical course to deliver a presentation on Section 504. Erica is a graduate of Appa...

Dr. Purgason's Published Research

A proud moment for our Professional School Counseling program -  Dr. Purgason's research on mentoring was recently published in the Journal of Co...

Save the Date! NCSCA Summer 2018 Academies

The North Carolina School Counseling Association has announced the dates and locations of their summer academies for 2018:The Western Summer Academy&n...

Alumni Breakfast Social

Happy National School Counseling Week! On Wednesday morning the current PSC staff and students celebrated by hosting a breakfast for alumni of our pro...