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Counseling (Concentration in School Counseling), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
This Counseling (Concentration in School Counseling) from DePaul University allows the student to become licensed as a professional school counselor through the Illinois State Board of Education. The specialty area sequence prepares students to work with students, staff and families in public and private K-12 school systems.


The School Counseling​ specialty area leads to professional school counselor licensure through the Illinois State Board of Education. You’ll be ready to work in public and private K–12 school systems with a strong background in data-driven counseling.

You have the option to pursue an initial teaching license (PEL) with a School Counselor endorsement. Students who are already licensed can add a School Counselor endorsement to their PEL.

Courses in the Counseling (Concentration in School Counseling) from DePaul University are offered weekday evenings and Saturdays on the Lincoln Park Campus. The program can be completed in three years.

Courses and professional practice experiences in the field provide students the skills and knowledge to deliver a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program based on national standards and best practice, and to serve as leaders and advocates for students, schools, and the profession. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention For School Counseling
  • Special Education: Legal And Professional Issues For School Counselors
  • Counseling Children And Adolescents
  • Contextual Dimensions Of School Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Graduate students have seven years from the date of matriculation to complete program degree requirements.

  • Credits
    56 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Graduate admission application
  • $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Résumé
  • Letters of recommendation from professors or work supervisors; applicants to the master's degree program are required to submit three letters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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