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Education in School Counselling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Murray, KY, United States
The Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling is a program designed to prepare individuals to work in mental health, consultative, and leadership positions in P-12 school settings.
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Overview

The graduate program in School Counseling at Assumption College includes the following features: 

  • A strengths-based curriculum that emphasizes culturally responsive, evidence-based counseling interventions with a focus on educational policy, leadership, child advocacy, and social justice
  • A collaborative learning environment that facilitates interaction and teamwork thus preparing students for success in school systems where being a team player is a critical characteristic for effectiveness 
  • Faculty with experience in the school setting providing effective counseling and intervention to meet the needs of a diverse student population
  • Class schedules with flexibility to accommodate the schedules of those students who wish to pursue the program full- or part-time (face-to-face, online, hybrid class options)
  • Small class sizes that encourage greater interaction with faculty and other graduate students
  • Pre-practicum and practicum placements in urban and suburban school settings exclusively in Massachusetts
  • Rigorous, current curriculum that addresses national and state models/standards
  • Access to current and cutting-edge workshops geared toward professional development of School Counselors, Adjustment Counselors, Social Workers and other counseling professionals through the Institute for School Counseling and School Psychology
  • An approved program by the Massachusetts Department of Education to license school guidance counselors (Initial Licensure Pre K–8 or 5-12) and School Social Workers/Adjustment Counselors (Initial Licensure All Levels)
  • Competitive tuition rates

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods of Research
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Foundational Counseling Techniques
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Career Counseling
  • Individual Testing
  • Group Counseling
  • Elementary School Counseling
  • Middle/Secondary School Counseling
  • Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    527

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.25 for possible conditional admission
  • Approval of academic department (Admissions submits documents to the department.)
  • GMAT or GRE is required 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1489 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1489 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1489 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1489 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    528 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 528 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Murray

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarships:Academic achievement scholarships:

  • 1. only for incoming freshmen
  • 2. awarded at time of admission
  • 3. awarded first-come, first-serve basis
Competitive scholarships:
  • 1. requires students to complete the MSU Scholarship Application
  • 2. awarded after January 15 application deadline
  • 3. students must apply every year via my Gate, on the Financial Aid tab.
Grants:
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Teach Grant
  • State Grant
Loans:
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate and Professional Students
  • Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Nursing Loan 

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