The M.S. program in School Counseling prepares graduates to be thoughtful, effective, responsive, empathetic counselors in educational settings who advocate for their students and provide support in line with contemporary expectations and cutting-edge best practices.
This program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services provides helps students develop the dispositions, knowledge, and skills to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students through data-informed school counseling programs. This program follows the national model and standards of the American School Counselor Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors, and leads to provisional New York State certification as a School Counselor; many students go on to the C.A.S. in School Counseling program for permanent certification.
Please note, we are in the process of updating the School Counseling MS program to require 60 credit hours for students starting fall 2021 or later.
Our graduates are in demand for roles in K-12 schools, higher education, and other youth settings including: