M.Ed. On Campus

School Counselor (Non-Thesis)

Western Washington University

36 months
24563 USD/year
24090 USD/year
11836 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The School Counselor (Non-Thesis) program at Western Washington University prepares professional counselors for employment in educational settings and is designed for those students intending to apply for the state educational staff associate certificate endorsed in school counseling at the elementary and secondary levels.


Certification as a public school teacher is not required for admission to the program. The school counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The School Counselor (Non-Thesis) program at Western Washington University contains a thesis option for those students interested in pursuing a research project related to the degree program.


The program prepares knowledgeable, skilled, culturally sensitive, and ethical professional counselors who meet the relevant licensing or credentialing standards for practice in mental health and public and private educational settings in the State of Washington.

Programme Structure

Couses include:

  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Lifespan Psychological Development
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Standardized Tests

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Each reference should be no more than 1 year old. Must include at least one from a professor who can comment on academic abilities.
  • Statement of Purpose (formerly referred to as "Counseling Questionnaire")
  • GRE scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
  • Professional resume: include all work and volunteer experiences relevant to counseling with children/youth

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24563 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24563 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    24090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24090 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11836 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 USD /month
Living costs

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


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School Counselor (Non-Thesis)
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