School Counseling with Credential

University of San Francisco

24 months
1035 USD/credit
1035 USD/credit
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The School Counseling with Credential degree at University of San Francisco is preparing school counselors to be social justice agents of change in urban schools.


The School Counseling with Credential program offered by University of San Francisco seeks to improve the human condition by training counselors to become social justice agents of change who promote equitable conditions inside and outside of schools. 

 Our curriculum focuses on policy development, systems change, program evaluation, and data analysis. Those focuses allow us to effectively implement programmatic changes that serve large numbers of students. It’s an innovative approach to school counseling, and it makes our graduates very attractive job candidates, evident in our 99% job placement rate over the last six years.

Graduates with School Counseling with Credential from University of San Francisco will be:

  • Implementing effective counseling strategies and making appropriate referrals to meet students' diverse social, emotional, academic, and career needs
  • Using knowledge of students' academic readiness, language proficiency, cultural background, and individual development to counsel students both individually and in a group setting
  • Applying knowledge of the purposes, characteristics, and uses of different types of assessment
  • Using research methods and program evaluations to effectively implement prevention and intervention strategies for diverse youth
  • Consulting with parents, teachers and community resources to improve learning and instruction for all students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Law and Ethics
  • Lifespan Developmental Counseling 
  • Cross Cultural Counseling
  • Assessment and the Counselor
  • Consulting with Parents, Teachers, and Schools
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Contexts
  • Group Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




49 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned their bachelor's and/or masters' degrees from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose - Describe previous experience and professional goals in counseling children, adolescents, or young adults. State your specific interest in the School Counseling program at USF and how you hope to promote social justice and equitable conditions as a school counselor.
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1035 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1035 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1035 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1035 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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