24 months
583 USD/credit 13992 USD/year
535 USD/credit 12840 USD/year
424 USD/credit 10176 USD/year
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The Counseling program from University of Wisconsin - River Falls prepares graduate students to work as professional counselors in diverse PK-16 school settings. Upon graduation, students will have a Master of Science in Education which contributes to their professional qualifications.


Who Should Apply

Individuals interested in preparing for employment as a counselor in a school setting, from all professional backgrounds.

Key Features

  • The Counseling program from University of Wisconsin - River Falls is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Prepares students to work as school counselors at all levels (PK - 16).
  • Customized graduation plans based on professional experience and diverse graduate students' needs.
  • Evening and summer courses on the River Falls campus and the UWRF Hudson Center in Hudson, WI.
  • Approachable and available faculty members.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School Counseling
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Cultural & Ethical Foundations of Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Appraisal & Intervention
  • Group Counseling
  • Counseling Theory and Skills
  • Comprehensive School Counseling Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a four-point scale) or an average of at least 2.90 based on the last 64 semester credits (90 quarter credits) of the undergraduate program
  • Completed application received with $56 processing fee
  • Any additional admissions requirements specific to your program

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 583 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 535 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 424 USD per credit during 24 months.


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