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School Counseling

Vital Statistics

Student Outcomes: 2019-2020
CACREP Accredited under 2009 Standards
Required Credits: 60
Number of graduates: 8
Completion rate: 100%
Licensing Exam Pass Rate: 100% (Praxis II School Counselor Exam)
Employment Rate: 100% of those seeking work

Program Overview

A program designed to prepare graduates to become professional school counselors (guidance counselor) capable of working collaboratively within K-12 school settings.

The 60-credit-hour M.S. in School Counseling program prepares graduates for the dynamic role of a school counselor capable of working collaboratively within a K-12 school setting. As a certified school counselor, individuals may be responsible for such tasks/activities as classroom guidance instruction, individualized counseling, needs-based work with student groups, consultation with parents and classroom teachers, and collaborating to develop effective programming, and empowering students to make appropriate life decisions.

Program Objectives

  • Objective 1: The program will recruit, admit, and retain qualified applicants.
  • Objective 2: The program will provide didactic and experiential opportunities for graduates to become competent and ethical practitioners of counseling or human relations within a multicultural and pluralistic society.
  • Objective 3: Alumni of the program will achieve licensure/employment within their field within one year of graduation at an 85% rate.



Frequently Asked Questions

Degree Program Schedule

Courses are offered in the late afternoons and evenings to accommodate students who have full-time work responsibilities. The program may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. All graduate work must be completed within five years of being awarded candidacy.

Application deadline is December 31, 2021 for Spring 2022 admission. There is a rolling admissions policy for Fall 2022 admission. However, it is recommended that you apply no later than July 31, 2022 to allow proper time for the application review and admissions process. Completed applications, including standardized test scores (GRE/MAT test scores only required if overall GPA is below 3.0), should be submitted with your application. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact