School Counseling

Butler University

36 months
580 USD/credit
580 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Help students thrive by becoming a School Counselor. Graduates of the Master of Science in School Counseling program are educators with a mental health perspective who are trained to counsel K–12 students for social and emotional needs and guide students in academic choices leading to college and career readiness.


The College of Education's School Counseling program is a highly focused, master's-level educational degree that serves primarily the school districts and citizens of Indiana. It is a 48-credit-hour program operating on a three-year cycle. A new cohort of 24 students is admitted each fall.

The School Counseling program:

  • is structured around the knowledge, dispositions and performances of school counseling professionals
  • includes school site-based pre-practicum, practicum and internship experience
  • is designed in collaboration with university, schools and educational agencies
  • focuses on the P-12 developmental needs of students
  • emphasizes valuing diversity and similarity
  • expects technological proficiency
  • emphasizes facilitating the post-secondary success of all students
  • prepares counselors with general practice skills as well as specialized school counselor skills
  • prepares counselors to serve as team members empowered to accomplish meaningful systems change

Programme Structure

These courses include:

  • Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Human Development over the Lifespan
  • Fundamental Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • Valuing Diversity and Similarity
  • Advanced Counseling Theory and Technique
  • Research for School Counselors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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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

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Transcripts can be mailed directly from the issuing institution to Butler University or sent as an electronic transcript to The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the degree was conferred
  • Personal statement (topic may vary by program)
  • Additional requirements set by the particular program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 580 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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