School Counseling

Manhattan College

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1010 USD/credit
1010 USD/credit
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The future is in the next generation of students. As a vital part of the educational leadership team, school counselors provide valuable assistance to students, whether they are setting the tone in elementary schools or enhancing the learning process in secondary school or beyond. School Counseling programme if offered by Manhattan College.


The M.A. in School Counseling program of Manhattan College is designed for those seeking school provisional counseling certification, and prepares you for work in a variety of settings. It is grounded in research and shaped by the needs of schools and other organizations that require professional counseling services. Upon completion of the program, you’ll meet the requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor in New York State.

Key facts:

The small class size (no more than 18-20 in a section) provides students and professors the opportunity to collaborate and get to know one another. We accept students from diverse educational backgrounds and professional experiences. From economics and finance, to humanities teachers and engineers, each student brings their experiences to the classroom and everyone benefits. Most students form lifelong connections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Practices and Theories
  • Methods of Educational and Psychological Research
  • Life Span Development
  • Techniques in Counseling the Individual
  • Psychology of Career Counseling
  • Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
  • Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions.  
  • Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission.
  • Ideally, applicants should have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree but do not have relevant background experience may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission. 
  • Other factors will be considered for admission, such as years of professional experience, a high average in major field, scores on required standardized tests, or academic development beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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