School Counseling, M.S. / Adv. Crt.

Application Deadline

February 1st

Next start date

August 27, 2018

Cost per credit hour


Credit hours


School Counselors are an important part of the educational leadership team that help children reach their fullest potential. Gain educational and clinical skills to make a difference in the lives of children and families. Our program is a competency based program that prepares you to help students in the areas of academic achievement as well as personal and social development.

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What you will study: 

Our 48 credit program builds upon a core of psychological and educational foundations as well as specialization areas including counseling theory, group process, appraisal, vocational development and decision-making. Students completing the degree program are equipped to assume a variety of roles in the counseling profession.

  • CPS 502 - Race, Gender, and Class Issues in Counseling, credit: 3
  • CPS 503 - Psychological Foundations: Personality, credit: 3
  • CPS 504 - Psychological Foundations: Development, credit: 3
  • CPS 505 - Psychological Foundations: Psychopathology, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

I always wanted to help people. Once I had some classes under my belt and started my practicum and had my own clients, I absolutely loved it. It really fits my personality and what my interests are.
Jaleh Mohammadi, M'12

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Learning outcomes: 

Graduates of this program will be eligible for provisional certification as a School Counselor in New York State. Students in the master’s program can earn the certificate at the same time as their master’s, increasing employability upon graduation.

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Our School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all of our initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript(s)
GPA of at least 3.0
GRE scores
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee