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School Counseling

Seattle University

36 months
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
650 USD/credit 19500 USD/year
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School Counseling The mission of the School Counseling program at Seattle University is to prepare professional school counselors to be ethical, reflective, and multiculturally competent leaders and change agents to work in K-12 schools, both public and private. 


Seattle University’s School Counseling program is a national leader in preparing graduates to be professional school counselors in both private and public school settings.

The School Counseling program is also ranked as the top graduate counseling program in Seattle by Top Counseling Schools based on program completion rate, job placement rate, licensing exam pass rates, accreditation length, research productivity of faculty, and cost of tuition and fees.

Program Objectives

The School Counseling's Program Objectives are to develop:

  • Ethical and professional school counselors who are prepared to be technologically competent, professional, ethical decision-makers, and knowledgeable of legal matters.
  • School counselors as multicultural and social justice competent leaders prepared to tailor their approach to align with clients' cultural worldview, practice advocacy, value diversity and promote social justice.
  • School counselors who use knowledge of human growth and development prepared to improve client understanding, well-being, addictions and to enhance resiliency from a multicultural and social justice framework.
  • School counselors with career development knowledge and skills prepared to help individuals make informed career decisions.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of established and emerging counseling prepared with effective use of empowerment techniques for working with diverse populations.
  • School counselors with assessment understanding prepared to assess individuals' abilities, aptitudes, achievements, and interests.
  • School counselors with research and evaluation skills prepared to research and evaluate services and make research-based professional judgments.
  • School counselors as change agents prepared to plan, implement and evaluate a student-centered, data-driven school counseling program that advances the mission of the school and to address chemical dependency issues in schools.


Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Justice in Professional Practice
  • Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • Fundamental Counseling Skills
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Career Counseling
  • Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling
  • Croup Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Addictions Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $55 Application Fee (Waived for SU alumni)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • College of Education Recommendation Forms
  • Evidence of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Official Transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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


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