M.Sc. On Campus

School Counseling

State University of New York at New Paltz

24 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The 60-credit Master of Science in School Counseling from State University of New York at New Paltz prepares students for certification as school counselors. The degree includes a core curriculum and specialization courses. 


Learning outcomes

The curriculum covers school counseling practice and research, in addition to necessary coursework in human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group work, career and lifestyle development, appraisal, research and program development, and professional orientation. Practicum and internship experiences provide unique, varied, and intense hands-on school counseling training experiences that meet state certification requirements.

The School Counseling degree from State University of New York at New Paltz satisfies New York State educational requirements for both provisional/permanent and initial/professional certification in school counseling, with SUNY New Paltz recommending graduates for certification. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Ethics and Professional Identity in School Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Career Development, Counseling, and Assessment
  • Professional Roles in School Counseling
  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application review begins February 1 and continues until the class is filled.


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all undergraduate work or strong evidence of recent academic achievement.
  • Successful completion of 9 undergraduate credits in the social sciences, including courses in inferential statistics and research methods.
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (General Test), preferably a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300.
  • One official copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Statement of professional goals.
  • Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New Paltz

1138 - 2480 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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