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MS in School Counseling

Help today’s students become tomorrow’s happy, well-adjusted adults.

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Students in pre-kindergarten through high school (preK–12) face increasingly complex challenges, from self-esteem issues to bullying.

By earning your MS is School Counseling, you will learn how to effectively manage these issues to help students adapt and adjust to their surroundings.

This program features:

  • A high-quality curriculum
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Walden's exclusive Virtual School
  • Face-to-face residencies

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017
Duration: 36 months
Transfer Credits: Up to 37 credits

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Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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The accelerated track in this program is designed for students who are interested in taking multiple courses per quarter to finish their program in a shorter time frame. This track has the same curriculum, residencies, and field experience requirements as the general track, but requires a strong time commitment and is best suited for students who can dedicate themselves full time to their studies.

More about our MS in School Counseling program

Earning an MS in School Counseling from Walden can prepare you for a variety of rewarding career roles, including:*

  • School counselor
  • Academic counselor
  • Academic advisor
  • Counselor for college and career readiness

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

CACREPWalden's MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MS in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests that the content and quality of our programs have been evaluated and meet standards set by the profession. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs are prepared with the skills and knowledge to maximize their impact on the field.

Why earn your MS in School Counseling at Walden?

Angela Corley

"Walden provides working professionals with the necessary education to transform themselves."

Angela Corley | MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate

The MS in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) which is a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program meets the standards for school counseling licensure or certification and is a state-approved program in Minnesota and Ohio. The MS in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) which may also be a requirement to become licensed or certified as a school counselor in some states. In addition, some states require school counselors to have an existing teaching license or certification, and teaching experience, in order to be eligible for a school counseling certification/license.

Further, many states require school counseling programs to be approved in at least one state, either their own or another state. The MS in School Counseling program is approved by the states of Minnesota and Ohio, and while this approval is accepted by the majority of states which require state approval, it may not be accepted by all states.