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School Guidance Counseling - Initial Licensure

24 months
383 USD/credit 11490 USD/year
383 USD/credit 11490 USD/year
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School Guidance Counseling - Initial Licensure from Westfield State University prepares students for Massachusetts licensure as a school counselor at the Initial level. 


School Guidance Counseling - Initial Licensure from Westfield State University offers four specialized tracks: school counseling, school adjustment counseling , forensic mental health counseling and mental health counseling.


Our Education majors are employed statewide, regionally and nationally as teachers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology: Special Topics
  • Alcoholism: Causes, Effects and Treatment
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Principles of Family Counseling
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of Adults
  • Ethics and Standards in the Mental Health Profession
  • Evidence Based Therapies in Mental Health Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants with a firm foundation in psychology, education, or related field are highly preferred.
  • A 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of reference, including at least one academic reference.
  • Applicants must submit a personal statement that describes (1) reason for interest in the field, (2) assessment of personal strengths and limitations, and (3) goals of graduate study.
  • Applicants must submit a professional vitae or resume
  • Applicants selected for interviews must attend a formal interview with members of the graduate admissions committee.
  • Submit passing scores in Communication and Literacy Skills portions of the Massachusetts Educators Certification Tests (MTEL).
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) 
  • Application and $50 application fee 
  • Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 383 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 383 USD per credit during 24 months.


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