Counseling, M.Sc. | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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The graduate program on the Counseling Norfolk campus at Old Dominion University offers a master’s degree, with a counseling concentration. Master’s degrees are offered in three concentrations (college counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and school counseling).


Learning outcomes

The master’s degree program in Counseling offers a curriculum at Old Dominion University that emphasizes the following core components: professional orientation and ethical practice; social and cultural diversity; human growth and development; career development; helping relationships; group work; assessment; and research and program evaluation. In addition, coursework specific to a counseling concentration is required. The program aims to stimulate within students social advocacy and systems understanding in order to reduce disparities among groups. Field placement experiences (practicum, internship, and observation hours required in some classes) are required to assure that students are able to apply the counseling skills and knowledge they learned in the courses they completed to help clients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Professional Counseling and Ethics
  • Counseling for Lifespan Development
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Techniques
  • Advanced Counseling and Psychotherapy Techniques
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Testing and Client Assessment
  • Career Development
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree

  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • Requirements & deadlines vary by program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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