M.Sc. On Campus

School Counseling

Butler University

36 months
580 USD/credit 9280 USD/year
580 USD/credit 9280 USD/year
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Graduates of the Master of Science in School Counseling program from Butler University are educators with a mental health perspective who are trained to counsel K–12 students.


The Master of Science in School Counseling program from Butler University is a highly focused 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.

Butler’s nationally accredited program:

  • Emphasizes a theory-to-practice model of learning. The School Counseling program initially became CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited in 1998 and continues to meet national standards including those by the American School Counseling Association. View our CACREP Program Outcomes.
  • Recently was named No. 8 of the “Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited graduate Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology in the Midwest 2014” by
  • Allows students to seamlessly take extra courses that qualify them for the Indiana Mental Health Counseling license or our College and Career Readiness certificate.
  • Graduates are employed in many educational settings, including most school districts in Central Indiana.

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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  • Applications may be submitted any time after the start of the fall semester. 


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidate must offer two individuals who will provide recommendations. Recommenders will receive an email with instructions for submitting their letter of recommendation.
  • Submit a professional statement.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities 
  • Copies of official transcripts may be uploaded in the online application for application review only. 
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    9280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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