School Counseling

New York Institute of Technology

24 months
23130 USD/year
23130 USD/year
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The highly personalized graduate program prepares you to be a responsive, effective advocate for the academic, social, emotional, and career success of pre-K, elementary, and middle and high school students. Complete the program in two years full-time or in three years on a part-time basis, in a blended format and in the field.


Coursework topics include counseling theory and techniques, working in schools, leadership, group counseling, working with special needs students, post-secondary planning and college counseling, consultation, human development, social justice, ethics, and school violence prevention. In our Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP)-accredited program, you will participate in practicum and internships under the mentorship and supervision of a tenured school counselor in a P-12 school setting. Upon completing your studies, you will possess these core competencies:

  • Knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs using national and state models.
  • Knowledge and skills to consult and work collaboratively with faculty members, administrators, parents and caretakers, and community members to improve student success.
  • Ability to apply counseling theories and practices in a school setting.
  • Ability to consult and collaborate with faculty members and administrators to create safe, respectful school environments for diverse student populations.
  • Ability to use data to inform practice and serve the needs of every student, including underrepresented youth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Foundations of Counseling
  • Career Counseling and Lifestyles Development
  • Group Counseling, Leadership, and Facilitation Skills
  • Consultation: School and Community
  • School Counseling Programs Development and Implementation
  • Social Justice, Diversity, and Cultural Issues
  • School Violence Prevention and Student Behavior Management
  • Research, Assessment, and Technology
  • Educational Law, Policy, and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Academic background in psychology, education, sociology, law, or related behavioral science, or work experience in a school, social agency, hospital, criminal justice, or community action program. 
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants whose GPA is 2.85 to 2.99 may be accepted "with conditions" and will have to submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores from within the last five years prior to an admission decision and upon acceptance, achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first six credits to achieve full matriculation in the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23130 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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