School Counseling - Master's
A master's degree in Counseling and Psychology, with a concentration in School Counseling, allows graduates to professionally help children at the elementary and secondary level. The counseling and consultation skills gained allow students to assist diverse individuals and groups deal with a wide range of personal, social, and academic issues, including choice-making.
Licensure as a school counselor requires an additional step after earning a master's degree, including successful completion of the guidance section of the Praxis examination. It is possible to earn this master's degree and not be eligible for licensure, and some candidates, such as school counselors, may have additional requirements. Contact the School of Counseling and Psychology for more information on gaining licensure!
Students seeking admission to the Counseling and Psychology graduate program are required to have:
- Undergraduate GPA: at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
- Undergraduate Coursework: Undergraduate coursework in psychology
- Letters of Recommendation: three letters of recommendation from faculty members or other persons who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student
- English Language Proficiency: International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »
Admission is not guaranteed. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis.