24 months
1005 USD/credit 24120 USD/year
1005 USD/credit 24120 USD/year
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Graduate students in the School Counseling program at the University of Dayton gain the knowledge and skills needed to become positive voices advocating for the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of children in PK-12 school systems as professional school counselors.

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Courses are blended with professional practice and reflect the most current advances in the field of school counseling and education.

Faculty of the  School Counseling program at the University of Dayton strive to empower all students to embrace holistic, ethical and innovative approaches to personal life, professional endeavors, and the school systems we serve. Diversity enriches our learning environment and expands our institutional ability, intelligence, and creativity.

Study Abroad

Summer programs in locations such as Costa Rica offer opportunities for students to immerse themselves in experiential learning in local schools and diverse communities. They also interact with students and educators to help develop a deeper sense of self-awareness in a global context. Students have also participated in community services projects while abroad, including Mangrove reforestation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical, Professional, Ethical & Legal Aspects in Counseling
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Personality & Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Career Development
  • Career Counseling
  • Helping Relationships
  • Theories & Techniques of Counseling
  • Counseling Techniques Lab
  • Group Work
  • Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Research & Evaluation in Human Services
  • School Counseling
  • Special Education and the School Counselor
  • Crisis Intervention & Prevention in Educational Settings
  • School Counseling Program Development & Implementation
  • Consultation & Leadership in School Counseling
  • Counseling Children & Adolescents

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable. Students seeking school counseling licensure who received a master's degree from the University of Dayton are not required to submit transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1005 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1005 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 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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