McDaniel College

Graduate and Professional Studies



2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

McDaniel College's Master of Science in Counseling program provides future mental health workers with a solid foundation in the general competencies of the profession and the opportunity to explore the broad potentials in the field of counseling services. Immerse yourself in a collaborative learning experience, working alongside dedicated community, agency, and college professionals in preparation for school guidance or community counseling. Your fellow students include teachers transitioning to positions as elementary and secondary school counselors, experienced counselors seeking advancement or specific state licensure, or individuals hoping to make a career change to counselor.

Program Features

  • Meets professional standards and competencies leading to certification in School Counseling in either Maryland or Pennsylvania.
  • Establishes eligibility for the National Counselor Examination with additional credit work - qualifying graduates to work toward full credentialing as licensed professional counselors.
  • Blends research, theory, and practice to encourage the development of reflective practitioners who are both generalists and specialists.
  • Encourages a variety of experiential learning opportunities and avenues for personal growth.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 550.00 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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