M.Ed. On Campus

School Counseling

Salem State University

24 months
20754 USD/year
20754 USD/year
17514 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


If you are interested in helping students achieve their academic, social, and personal goals, School Counseling at Salem State University is the path for you.


School Counseling Program Overview

An innovative mixture of education and psychology, our Master of Education (M Ed) in School Counseling Program at Salem State University is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and prepares students to serve and advocate for students, teachers, administrators, and the community as professional school counselors. 

Our students at Salem State University are trained to become Professional School Counselors who are trained as leaders, and advocates that develop and deliver comprehensive school counseling plans that are designed to respond to the needs of all students. 

Our School Counseling program at Salem State University teaches students to contextualize their counseling competencies by developing skills in leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, and to develop an appreciation of diversity in meeting the varied needs of school students. School counselors assist students in achieving academic success, choosing appropriate career paths, making effective decisions, and developing socially and emotionally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Advanced Foundations of Education
  • Philosophical Foundations of Psychology
  • Educational Research Across the Curriculum
  • Administration of Guidance and Counseling Services
  • Career Education and Development: Information, Planning and Placement
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Principles of Psychological Testing
  • Group Counseling
  • The Psychology of Small Group Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation.
  • The License Only - School Counseling program requires a transcript showing a master's degree in counseling or psychology from an accredited institution.
  • The License Only - School Adjustment Counseling program requires an MEd in School Counseling from Salem State.
  • Three references
  • Statement of purpose
  • English Proficiency, if applicable for international applicants
  • Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy MTEL, both the reading and writing subtest
  • If you have an educator license, submit a copy
  • Graduate programs in School Counseling do not require the GRE/MAT

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10377 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Salem

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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