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A master’s degree is a postgraduate qualification that can take anywhere from one to four years to complete. Some programs require students to write a thesis or take a qualifying exam in addition to completing a set number of credit hours. Programs can be professional or research-based. What is a Master in School Counseling? Students are usually instructed in strategies for counseling K-12 l… Read more

A master’s degree is a postgraduate qualification that can take anywhere from one to four years to complete. Some programs require students to write a thesis or take a qualifying exam in addition to completing a set number of credit hours. Programs can be professional or research-based.

What is a Master in School Counseling? Students are usually instructed in strategies for counseling K-12 learners, schools, families and communities. Students might take classes such as principles of school counseling, counseling skills and techniques, concepts of family systems, multicultural counseling, human growth and development and psychopathy and diagnosis. Individuals in a master’s program tend to learn to help students of all ages to focus on academic, career, social and emotional development, allowing them to achieve success in school and prepare to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

There are many benefits to earning a master’s degree in school counseling. Graduates usually develop great listening skills. Through teaching others how to focus on goals, they typically pick up on these skills as well. Students can also gain the experience of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. This allows them to be compassionate individuals who understand the workings of a diverse community.

Universities around the world offer different master’s programs, and costs can vary based on completion time and coursework. Contact specific schools of interest to ask about tuition expectations.

A master’s in school counseling can prepare students for jobs as school counselors, administrative assistants and other academic positions. Some graduates pursue careers with non-profit organizations where they are able to help aid underprivileged and abused children. Graduates may also be able to qualify for careers as clinical case managers, social workers, mentors or special education teachers. With a small amount of additional coursework and licensing, graduates may be able to find jobs as mental health specialists and mental health therapists.

A master’s degree in school counseling can easily be pursued in a traditional on-campus setting or through an online degree program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Our Lady of the Lake University Online
San Antonio, USA

Our Lady of the Lake University's online Master of Arts in Counseling is built on a curriculum aligned to CACREP Standards and offers three career-specific specializations in ... +

Our Lady of the Lake University's online Master of Arts in Counseling is built on a curriculum aligned to CACREP Standards and offers three career-specific specializations in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
Aurora University Online
Aurora, USA

Make a difference in students’ lives as you enhance your skills with this track, which is designed to prepare you for social work roles in public and private school settings. ... +

Make a difference in students’ lives as you enhance your skills with this track, which is designed to prepare you for social work roles in public and private school settings. Coursework explores topics in social work policy, exceptional children, and reading content, and includes field instruction. This track prepares Master of Social Work graduates to provide social services and assistance that improves the social and psychological functioning of students and maximizes well-being and academic success. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
University of West Alabama Online
Livingston, USA

The University of West Alabama's online Master of Education in School Counseling will prepare you to provide advocacy, assessment, evaluation and a range of counseling service ... +

The University of West Alabama's online Master of Education in School Counseling will prepare you to provide advocacy, assessment, evaluation and a range of counseling services to students. The fully online classroom will also help you maintain your work and personal commitments. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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University of San Francisco - School of Education
San Francisco, USA

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescent ... +

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Help children and adolescents achieve academic and community success as you work to minimize learning and behavioral difficulties while enhancing educational success.

Help children and adolescents achieve academic and community success as you work to minimize learning and behavioral difficulties while enhancing educational success. -
MSc
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Help students who need you the most. Develop the knowledge and skills required to support students in various school settings.

Help students who need you the most. Develop the knowledge and skills required to support students in various school settings. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Campbellsville University Online
Campbellsville, USA

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the online Master of Arts in Education in School Guidance Counseling program from Campbellsvill ... +

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the online Master of Arts in Education in School Guidance Counseling program from Campbellsville University prepares individuals to become elementary, middle, and high school guidance counselors. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Aug 2021
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching is a title of the Faculty of Education Sciences that belongs ... +

The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching is a title of the Faculty of Education Sciences that belongs to the area of ​​Social and Legal Sciences. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
UNITAR
Selangor, Malaysia

Master of Education (Guidance & Counseling) is a particularly ideal course for those who want to extend their teaching career into the field of guidance and counseling. Ad ... +

Master of Education (Guidance & Counseling) is a particularly ideal course for those who want to extend their teaching career into the field of guidance and counseling. Advanced counseling and appraisal techniques as well as cross-cultural counseling are some of the subjects that will be useful not only for guidance counselors but for those who work in the human resource sector. -
Master
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, USA +2 More

Explore a career in one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S.

Explore a career in one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

The Master of Education in School Counseling Program is a 48 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internship ... +

The Master of Education in School Counseling Program is a 48 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internships (600 clinical hours) at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Our graduates are trained in the ASCA National Model with an emphasis on program development, implementation, and evaluation. Graduates are also equipped with the knowledge of effective interventions and the skills to implement these interventions. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Springfield College
Springfield, USA

The Springfield College Student Affairs Administration master's program provides the academic knowledge, and practical experience to best prepare you to excel in the student a ... +

The Springfield College Student Affairs Administration master's program provides the academic knowledge, and practical experience to best prepare you to excel in the student affairs field. You will be prepared to engage, educate, and improve the lives of college students. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
City University Of Seattle | In Canada
Edmonton, Canada

The MEd in School Counselling Program at CityU in Canada helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values necessary for school counselling and child/adolescent counselling ... +

The MEd in School Counselling Program at CityU in Canada helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values necessary for school counselling and child/adolescent counselling in non-school settings. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The University of Iowa College of Education
Iowa City, USA

Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) faculty and students spark innovative practice and produce research to address the contemporary challenges and persistent inequitie ... +

Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) faculty and students spark innovative practice and produce research to address the contemporary challenges and persistent inequities in higher education. HESA offers educational leaders, scholars, and practitioners comprehensive expertise built from a range of intellectual traditions. Faculty have diverse philosophies, methods, disciplinary training, and personal backgrounds, ensuring students gain a deep understanding and interconnected view of the field. A hallmark of the Iowa HESA program is its abundant opportunities for experiential learning; through assistantships, internships, practica, and more, HESA students have opportunities for leadership, service, teaching, and research. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Touro University California
Vallejo, USA

This degree will allow you to work as a Behavior Analyst for school districts, agencies, and private employers. The course sequence is designed to meet the Behavior Analyst Ce ... +

This degree will allow you to work as a Behavior Analyst for school districts, agencies, and private employers. The course sequence is designed to meet the Behavior Analyst Certification Board 5th edition requirements so that students can become board certified following the passage of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus