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School Counseling

Andrews University

24 months
1164 USD/credit 34920 USD/year
1164 USD/credit 34920 USD/year
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The School Counseling program of Andrews University prepares counselors to offer specialized services in elementary and secondary schools.

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It also provides counselors with the essential knowledge and skills to work collaboratively with principals, teachers, parents and community leaders to ensure that the students receive the support they need to become productive members of society. Counselors are also trained to address the developmental needs of at-risk and special needs students.

Upon entering the School Counseling program of Andrews University, students may receive training in settings where vulnerable populations are served. Instances where this may occur are course assignments and practicum/internship experiences either within schools or in a counseling setting. It is the department’s responsibility to help protect the safety of children and clients. Certain convictions may prevent future licensure/certification eligibility. The department utilizes two methods to validate and track applicant and student criminal backgrounds: a Conviction Clearance Form and a formal Background Check conducted by an outside agency.

Due to the sequential nature of the School Counseling program, students must begin full-time study in the fall semester if they are to complete in two academic years.

Points of Distinction

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
  • Based on a Christian worldview and philosophy of learning and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Foundations for Professionals
  • Research and Evaluation for Counselors
  • Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children
  • Family Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelors degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) from an accredited institution and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
  • Two Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Resume describing employment, research or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1164 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    34920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1164 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fair Plain

1000 - 1500 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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