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School Guidance Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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.
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  •  $1,050 per credit for resident


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