Wake Forest University

Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling

Format: Online

Program Description:

Wake Forest University's Master of Arts in Counseling – School Counseling online program is dedicated to training highly-skilled counselors, who are committed to serving the needs of children and their families. Working in K-12 schools, students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service and promote prevention, early intervention and wellness of children around the world.

School Counseling Certification/License: The Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for careers as school counselors. As a NCATE-accredited program, the program of study through the Department of Counseling meets the licensure requirements for most states. However, in some states, school counselors are required to also have a teaching credential and/or teaching experience.  Students are responsible for verifying licensure requirements for their individual state.

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Counseling program are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) which leads to certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

Student must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A GPA > 2.5, GRE > 1000; writing > 3. Student must provide Letters of Recommendation.

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Size & Settings: 0-999

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