M.Sc. On Campus

School Counseling

Radford University

12 months
17441 USD/year
17441 USD/year
8915 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the master's program in School Counseling at Radford University is to prepare highly trained and competent school counselors to effectively serve the K-12 population by assuming leadership and advocacy roles to promote the development for all students, including those from diverse backgrounds and culturally diverse populations.


The School Counseling program at Radford University is designed to prepare knowledgeable and competent professional school counselors who:

  • Become aware of and understand the professional school counseling standards in the state of Virginia and in the nation;
  • Learn the role, function, and professional identity of the school counselor as proscribed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and how it relates to other professional roles in public education;
  • Learn how to develop specific strategies to implement a comprehensive school counseling program, the ASCA National Model, and the ASCA standards to enhance the academic, social/emotional, and career experiences of all students;
  • Identify current issues, legal and ethical standards (ACA and ASCA), policies, and laws relevant to school counseling in the state of Virginia and in the nation;
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of community, environmental, and institutional practices which support students’ academic, social/emotional, and career development;
  • Become aware of and understand the specific needs of diverse populations in school communities;
  • Develop knowledge and application of emerging technology in education and school counseling to assist students’ data collection, program evaluation, and use for further school counseling program development;
  • Know how to apply for licensure as a professional school counselor in the state of Virginia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques 
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 
  • Career Counseling and Development 
  • Group Counseling Theories and Techniques 
  • Psychopathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents 
  • Secondary School Counseling
  • Internship in Elementary School Counseling 
  • Internship in Middle School Counseling
  • Internship in High School Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Syllabus of university study - For transfer students, a description of each course or subject studied must be submitted accompanied by a certified English translation. An evaluation of your transfer credit cannot be made without the course descriptions.
  • For students enrolled at a U.S. college, the Transfer Eligibility Form must be completed.
  • If you have been out of school for any period of time, other than school breaks, please send a letter that explains if you have been working, attending school, etc., along with the application for admission.
  • Confidential statement of Financial Support (see required immigration documents).
  • TOEFL/IELTS - (see English Proficiency).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8915 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Radford

996 - 1628 USD /month
Living costs

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


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Updated over a year ago

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