School Counseling, M.S.

Program Requirements

The School Counseling master’s program requires 48 graduate credits. Most students complete the program full-time in 2 years (including summer), 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 electives based on your personal and professional interests, in close collaboration with your advisors, in counseling leadership, college and career counseling, substance abuse, and more. Coursework areas may include:

  • The Counselor in the Schools
  • Group Work in Counseling
  • Intro to Play Therapy
  • School Counseling for College Access and Retention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Counseling

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.