School Counseling

University of San Diego

M.A. On Campus
24 months
1509 USD/credit
1509 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The School Counseling Program at University of San Diego is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


In the SOLES Master of Arts in School Counseling Program at University of San Diego, you'll learn how to step in and help students overcome significant challenges during their most formative years. The program offers two different tracks, each of which provide fulfilling opportunities to guide diverse populations of underserved students.

Through personalized learning and real-world experience in either track, you'll learn to help young minds from a variety of backgrounds. You'll offer students support and guidance as they navigate their school-age years. You may work with students whose needs are culturally sensitive or specific to their social identities, such as the children who are refugees, are in foster care or are in domestic violence situations.

Our Students

Students in our school counseling program include individuals planning to counsel students in schools or agencies serving the K-12 population. Our students often have a background in psychology or other social sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation and Law and Ethics in Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Career Development Across Lifespan
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Counseling Psychology: Theory and Practice
  • Group Counseling
  • Assessment Techniques In Counseling
  • Counseling Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Current Resume — You will submit a resume detailing your employment and/or educational experience.
  • Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose and/or Essays — Personal statement(s) vary depending on the program you are applying to. Please check the prompt in your application.
  • Letters of Recommendation — Your letters should be from professors familiar with your scholarly work, or from professional supervisors who have had experience in a graduate program and who can provide information about your potential for success as a graduate student. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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School Counseling
University of San Diego