School Guidance Counseling

Westfield State University

24 months
14895 USD/year
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Completion of the course of study for school guidance counseling prepares students for Massachusetts licensure as a school guidance counselor at the Initial level.


The program of study for school guidance counselors consists of forty (40) credits of required core courses and eight (8) credits of practicum (450 hours). In addition, twelve (12) credits in electives are required for the Master of Arts sixty (60) credit degree program. Pre-practicum requirements for certification are included in several core courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pre-Practicum School Guidance Counseling 
  • Pre-Practicum School Guidance Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Counseling Basics
  • Psychological Theories and Practices in Career Development
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of Children and Adolescents
  • Principles and Practices of Psychological Testing
  • Principles and Practices of School Counseling
  • Basic and Applied Research
  • Dynamics of Group Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention in Schools and Communities
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Psychology: Special Topics in School Counseling
  • Psychology: Special Topics
  • 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




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with either a major or concentration in a business related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a minimum of one academic reference.
  • A written statement of purpose and intent to complete the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14895 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14895 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  •  $1,050 per credit for resident


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