Saint Edward's University Reviews of Master's in Counseling

  • 11 Reviews
  • Austin (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,570
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Counseling

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Chadima Abrego
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"I received my Bachelors from St. Edwards University in 2012 and immediately applied for my Masters because the education I received there as an underclassman was the best education I have received. St. Edwards has great professors whom will do all that they can to help you succeed. The Masters program that I entered was in Counseling and it was like anything I ever known. This program allowed for so much hands on experienced that now being near my graduation date, I am as ready as I can be to be a therapist. I am first generation graduate both for my bachelors and my masters and it's a milestone I will never forget St. Edwards provided for myself and my family. I am also a single mom and classes were very flexible allowing me to work my full time job and go to school in the evening. The campus is very beautiful and not crowded like other colleges, it's the perfect size and I am going to truly miss coming there."
Ashley Lavalle
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"The faculty is knowledgeable and helpful, plus there are plenty of community resources for internships and practicums. The biggest downside is the cost of the education- especially for a field that is known for low pay."
Erin Fox`
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"As a first year in my graduate program, I have not yet found the academic challenges I had hoped, but I expect this to change the further I go into the program. The MAC program at St. Ed's is housed in the beautiful, dynamic, and lively city of Austin, TX where social activities abound everywhere. The campus itself is very green and spacious with lots of peace and quiet for studying. The library is fantastic. The program does lack close working relationships with students and faculty and opportunities for intellectual exchange outside of the classroom."
Frances Shelby
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"St. Edwards has been an amazing school to attend to get my masters degree. I have absolutely loved each of my professors so far. They each have a full resume of experience on the subjects they are teaching, and a true passion for working with each student. The MAC program, so far, has proven to be challenging as well as full of practical courses that will prepare me for my career."
sara decker
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"St. Edward's counseling program has a great networking system in place. Former students and professors at the institution constantly offer free support groups and seminars for students to attend. I have been offered two separate jobs because of the networking program they have. Professors and the administrative staff go out of their way to make your experience positive; everyone I have met who works here is genuinely nice and here to help students. My biggest con with this program thus far is that they do not let students know how to pick q specific track: LMFT versus LPC. I have heard several complaints from students and professors that the differences are not made clear enough and many students waste an extra semester deciding between the two. Cultural awareness and diversity training have also been mentioned by professors as a weak area in this program."
Stephanie Lemus
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The MA is Counseling program is wonderful. The professors are knowledgeable and experienced. The practicums allow for real practice for the student to work in the field. The only drawback is the cost of the program."
Roy Faget
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"St edwards university has a very well rounded counseling program which is primarily geared towards professional licensure as a practicing counselor for individual or family therapy. It seems to me to be very appropriate for gaining the needed training to enter this exciting field"
Mario Marchan
  • Reviewed: 7/12/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"It is a challenging and enriching program which is teaching me a lot about myself. I am learning a lot and feel that this experience is benefiting me inside and out. I wish that there were more times/dates available for taking certain courses, but overall the courses have been amazing and thought-provoking."
Charles Meiske
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros of St. Edward's University is a quality education. Goes beyond the textbook to give student practical and real world examples. Professors are accessible and willing to help students succeed in class. Professors work diligently with students issues of work, family and other strains that may arise. The professors are currently practicing counseling and imparts crucial information that is relevant and up to date. The cons of St. Edward's University is the cost to attend graduate school. Not many scholarships are available to graduate students. Needs improvement on preparing students for practicum that lets students know what to expect when they are on their own. Graduate students typically have to ask other students for information because the professors did not prepare them adequately. Availability of classes to get the needed courses is very competitive to the student to teacher ratio."
Adrienne Clements
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros of this program is that it is a small school, so your classes are small and you get to know your professors closely. Also, all the faculty are practicing counselors, so you are getting real world experience in the classroom. The academic education is top-notch. The cons are that it is an expensive school. A state school would be much more affordable, but then I would not get as much one on one time with professors as I do here."
Angelica Prindle
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2012
  • Degree: Counseling
"St. Edwards University is a fairly small campus. What I like best is that for the MAC program, there is a ceiling of about 20 to 25 students per class. This allows for a much more intimate learning opportunity. I know each of my peers on a first name basis and there is a deeper connection with peers and professors. I do not feel like a number, I feel like my success in this program is very important to my professors as well as myself. The only drawback to this school is that it is very expensive; but... you get what you pay for."