Capella University

MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - School Counseling (CACREP-accredited)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Gain the needed skills and knowledge to take on an expanded role in your school and make a significant contribution to students' well-being. Capella University's online Master's in School Counseling program prepares you to advocate for the personal, educational, and social needs of students.

This state-approved, CACREP-accredited program is built on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model and includes online coursework, field training, and residencies.

This CACREP-accredited master’s program includes the following integrated components: online coursework, residencies, and field experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

With your Master's in School Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply brief counseling and child/ adolescent development theories and research to school practice. You'll also learn how to deliver culturally, ethnically and life-style sensitive individual and group counseling services to students in school settings.

Common jobs with an online program in school counseling include elementary, middle or high school counselor, guidance counselor or student life counselor. Potential workplaces include public or private schools, nonprofit organization, education corporation or government.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

Master's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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