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School Counseling

Fairfield University

30 months
815 USD/credit 15648 USD/year
815 USD/credit 15648 USD/year
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Fairfield University’s Master of Arts in School Counseling degree offers counseling courses under the guidance of faculty members who are nationally recognized in the field. 


The School Counseling program from Fairfield University develops knowledge and skills in nine areas: Human growth and development, The helping relationship, Lifestyle and career development, Research and evaluation, Social and cultural foundations, Group counseling, Individual appraisal, Professional orientation, Clinical skills.

Students are provided with an excellent education foundation that leads to a successful career path. 

Students are provided with an excellent educational foundation that leads to licensure and work in counseling settings including mental health agencies, college counseling centers, hospitals and private practice.


We are extremely proud of our student body in the Counselor Education Department. They are dedicated and consistently achieve at the very highest levels. Our graduates:

  • Have authored articles published in peer-reviewed counseling journals.
  • Regularly present at state and local conferences.
  • Consistently score well above the national average on the National Counselor Examination.
  • Participate in numerous outreach projects, collecting food, coats, and money for victims of disasters and individuals in need.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Psychopathology and Classification
  • Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A completed online formal application along with a non-refundable application fee of $60.
  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent electronically
  •  At least two letters of recommendation. Suggested recommendations include your undergraduate or graduate professors; your major advisor; your work supervisor; or a professional in the field that you wish to study who knows you.
  • Pass an Admissions Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    15648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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