FHSU's M.S. in counseling ranks top in the country for its academic outcomes, affordability, quality


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HAYS, Kan. -- According to BestColleges.com, Fort Hays State University's online Master of Science in counseling ranks as one of the "Best Online Programs" in the country for earning a master's in school counseling.

"After reviewing academic outcomes, affordability, and the quality of online programming at schools across the country, this recognition is well-deserved," said Kimberly Johnson, associate editor for BestColleges.com.

Gone are the days of school counselors who just hand out college applications, help students with schedule changes or only talk to the troublemakers, says the American School Counseling Association. Today, school counselors are more involved with academic achievements, social and personal development, and with turning students into productive, well-adjusted adults. FHSU's program concentrates on the practical needs and challenges faced by today's school counselors.

According to BestColleges.com, "Fort Hays State's online master's in school counseling degree emphasizes contemporary issues in school counseling. Courses cover social and cultural foundations, counseling appraisal, and managing counseling programs." BestColleges.com had reached out to Dr. Elliot Isom, assistant professor of advanced education programs at FHSU, for his input on the program.

Students earning a M.S. in counseling through the Virtual College can concentrate in school or community counseling. The program does require three on-campus courses, each lasting four days.

To view the rankings, visit http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-masters-school-counseling-programs/.

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