Southern Methodist University Reviews of Master's in Counseling

  • 8 Reviews
  • Dallas (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $47,024
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Disappointed
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"I'm shocked and disappointed by the behavior of the professors in this program. The professors are judgmental, unprofessional, stuck up and highly uncaring. I don't understand how they were ever successful counselors. The only thing they taught me was how to not act as a counselor. They do not properly prepare you to work with clients until the very last minute. Never ask for help because they are too busy to respond to your emails. They do not like "poor" people, one professor said she stopped working with "poor" clients because she cannot relate. They clearly do not practice what they preach of being judgmental. If you are different or unique, you will be targeted and bullied (by the professors.) Unless someone dies, you are not allowed to miss class. If you do, you will drop an entire letter grade. So you better hope there isn't a family emergency or an issue with your child because you'll be expected to be there. They are heartless and cold. Something all counselors should be (eye roll.) I honestly could go on about this program. Don't be fooled by their facade because they are working extremely hard at covering up their issues. I'm just trying to get out as fast as I can. Save your money and find an actual accredited program with qualified professors."
Bree
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"I enjoyed my college experience. I was able to not only grow in my field of study, but also as a person. It's the first time in your life that most people are in charge of their own lives. It can be hard at first, but part of college is learning how to juggle different things in life- studying, friends, and family that could be left at home."
Alexandria Kerr
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2016
  • Degree: Counseling
"The graduate program at SMU is fantastic, however very expensive. For someone just getting done with my undergraduate degree, it was very difficult to afford the program especially since the amount of scholarships available is rather low."
Alissa Price
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"I love this school. It is a great school with a competitive program and valuable education."
Elizabeth Reynolds
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"I could talk about how the class sizes are small and everyone is encouraged to participate. Or about the wonderful people I've met in the classroom. Or perhaps the extremely nice security guard who walks us out to our cars at night after class. But I find myself thinking about an expression I've heard a few times in my classes: "we don't get the clients we want, we get the ones we need". It was an adjustment moving to Texas (to say the least) and now that I'm in school, doing what I enjoy, I realize that this program, with all of its Texas-ness, isn't just what I want, it's what I need. It has opened my eyes to my own prejudices and has given me a safe place to confront them. I am extremely grateful."
Graziela de Paula
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"Life balance is one of the biggest challenge of graduate school. However, the knowledge, life experience and the doors that a graduate program can open it is all worthy."
Jillian Simpson
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Pros: hands-on training and professors currently in the field Cons: workload is somewhat overwhelming"
amanda frederick
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I absolutely love my graduate program. Every professor truly invests in you and creates a supportive and encouraging learning environment. I could not be happier with my decision to enter the Masters in Counseling program at Southern Methodist University."