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Counselor Education (Concentration in School Counseling)

Virginia Commonwealth University

24 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Counselor Education (Concentration in School Counseling) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is a 60-credit-hour program designed to prepare counselors for elementary, middle and high schools. 


The school counseling concentration leads to school counseling licensure and preparation for advanced graduate work at the post-master’s level. The Counselor Education (Concentration in School Counseling) program at Virginia Commonwealth University requires a minimum of two years of study to complete.

The faculty makes every effort to assist students in individualizing a graduate program to match their professional needs and interests. However, individualization takes place in an environment of legitimate constraints revolving around institutional, accreditation and licensure requirements. Faculty members view each program as more than simply an aggregate of courses, and students should plan all program work with their faculty advisers.

Student learning outcomes

Professional orientation/professional identity/continuing education

  • Students display knowledge and understanding of the historical and philosophical foundations of the counseling profession, including counselor professional identity, and display necessary skills in applying this knowledge and understanding to professional practice.
  • Students demonstrate the ability to adhere to legal and ethical practice.
  • Students understand the importance of continuing education and are committed to seeking continuing education throughout their careers.

Helping relationships/group work/career development/wellness

  • Students display knowledge and understanding of counseling processes applied to both individuals and groups including knowledge of how to design, implement and evaluate programs related to academic, career and personal/social development of clients.
  • Students display knowledge and skills related to responding to crises, emergencies and disasters.
  • Students participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs that promote wellness, as well as prevention and intervention services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice in Counseling
  • Techniques of Counseling
  • Group Procedures in Counseling
  • Career Information and Exploration
  • Assessment Techniques for Counselors
  • Multicultural Counseling in Educational Settings
  • Lifespan Development: A Gender Perspective
  • Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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