M.S. - School Counseling, License Certificate in School Counseling
School counselors work in K-12 educational settings to assist with the educational, vocation, personal, and social development of all students. In carrying out their responsibilities, school counselors work with students, parents, teachers, school personnel and community agencies.
Individuals already possessing a master's degree in counseling, psychology, human development, education, special education, social work, or any other mental health field at another institution may qualify for licensure certificate program status. This program requires students to complete the equivalent of our degree program through transfer courses and courses taken at St. Cloud State University. Specified courses must be taken from SCSU. Contact the school counseling program coordinator for further information.
Degrees and Plans Offered
Master of Science in School Counseling: Plan A (Thesis) at 58 credits
Master of Science in School Counseling: Plan B (Comprehensive Exam) at 52 credits
A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Three letters of recommendation.
Submission of a personal data form obtained from the Department of Counseling and Community Psychology.
Successfully complete a personal interview with representatives of the profession, advanced students in the program and the counseling faculty. For specific interview dates and an appointment, contact the departmental secretary.
Language testing scores(International Students).
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL computer based-207.
Financial documentation showing the student ability to cover the cost of graduate study.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
344.74 resident/ 540.00 non-resident USD
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999