School Counseling PreK-12, M.S.

Program Requirements

The School Counseling master’s program requires 60 graduate credits. Most students complete the program full-time in 2 years (including two summers), although careful planning with an advisor can allow for part-time study while working, although the program must be completed within 7 years.

Students will take courses in various forms and venues of counseling, human development, and counseling specifically in a school setting. You’ll also choose specialty electives in close collaboration with your advisors, tailored to your personal and professional interests in areas like counseling leadership, college and career counseling, substance abuse, and more. Coursework areas may include:

  • The Counselor in the Schools
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Counseling
  • Group Work in Counseling
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • School Counseling for College Access and Retention
  • Leadership and School Counseling Program Implementation

Field experience includes a 100 hour practicum and a 600 hour internship across elementary/middle and high school levels.

Students will also complete a master’s exam, thesis, or special project as their culminating degree experience. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.