Nova Southeastern University

College of Psychology

School Counseling, M.S.


11501 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

School Counseling, M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's Program in School Counseling is based on a developmental model that prepares students to function as guidance counselors in school systems. While the role of the school counselor varies within and across schools, districts, and states, counselors increasingly serve in multiple roles, interacting and consulting with parents, teachers, school psychologists, and agencies to provide effective services to students (pre-kindergarten through grade 12).

Counselors will be called upon to respond to students of varying backgrounds and ethnicities, and to interact with students in both a remedial and a developmental way. In addition to the traditional responsibilities of the school counselor, a variety of contemporary issues will face the counselor, including dropout prevention, interpersonal violence, teenage pregnancy reduction of truancy, personal issues and crises, drub and alcohol abuse, etc.

The curriculum was designed for the competent training of professionals who will ultimately have an important impact on both the individual student and the school climate.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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