The School Counseling program offered by Chapman University prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including mental health counseling, college and career guidance, helping students apply academic achievement strategies, and consultation with teachers and parents.
The program builds on the mission of the Attallah College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, and reflective school counselors who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities, and institutions. Chapman's masters in school counseling curriculum is built on the American School Counselor Association's National Model of School Counseling as well as eight "big ideas":
- Oral Communication
- Self-reflection and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity
- Written Communication
- Commitment to service and advocacy
- Building solutions for children through an appreciation of their strengths and resources
- Understanding children both as individuals and as participants in systems
- Time management and organizational skills
Program at a Glance
- Cohort model with entry each Summer semester.
- Low student-to-faculty ratio, with close collaboration between students and faculty on professional training, research, publications, and presentations.
- Study abroad opportunities
- Tuition assistance and scholarships available
- A 51-unit program that can be completed in 2 years of full-time study or 3 years of part-time study.
- 200 hours of practica and 600 hours of internship for a total of 800 hours of fieldwork.
- Students also earn the California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling at the same time as the Master of Arts in Counseling.
- Option for an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling, which fulfills the educational requirements for the California license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
- Chapman University Association of School Counselors student organization
- Counseling and Mental Health Interventions
- Ethical Practice of Professional School Counseling
- Advanced Counseling and Mental Health Interventions
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit an online application (for Summer start only).
- A statement of intent, the prompt can be found within the application.
- A current resume or vita that includes information on experiences working with children and/or families.
- One set of official transcripts from all institutions the applicant has received (or will be receiving) a degree from.
- Two letters of recommendation are required.
- Please note that passing one of the Basic Skills Requirements is not required for admission to the School Counseling program.
- $60 application fee.
International31950 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1065 USD per credit during 12 months.
National31950 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1065 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Los Angeles
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Updated in the last 9 months
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