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School Counseling


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Degree: Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.)
Credits: 60
Career Path: Prepares graduates for work in a variety of school settings, including public, parochial and private elementary, middle, and high schools.

Start Semester: Summer, Fall, and Spring
Campus: Lincoln Center

The program emphasizes knowledge basic to all school counseling settings, including competence in individual, group, and career counseling, program development and evaluation and assessment.

Sensitivity to gender and cultural differences and similarities is fostered, ethical decision making skills are developed and social justice is a priority.

Our ideal student is committed to facilitating the healthy academic, social and emotional development of all young persons.

The student enjoys the collaborative nature of working in a school environment and is comfortable working with culturally diverse groups of students, parents, administrators, and teachers.

Furthermore, the student is dedicated to advocating for all students and is especially sensitive to issues of justice and equity.

The M.S.Ed. in School Counseling is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of January, 2015 through January, 2025.

Application Deadline

February 1

Read more about the admissions process.

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses.



Program Contact
Joseph G. Ponterotto, Ph.D.

M.S.Ed. in School Counseling Program Data

Program Data 2018-2019
Number of Applicants 55
Number of Acceptances 39
% Accepted 71
Number of Enrollees 12
% Enrolled 31% of Accepted Students
Number of Total Students 30
Graduates (Aug/Dec/May 2019) 12
Number of Faculty 8
Faculty-to-Student Ratio 1-12 includes MHC Students
Courses Taught by Adjuncts 45%

M.S.Ed. in School Counseling Outcomes

Outcome 2018-2019
Provisional Certification 90%
Permanently Certified 0%