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Urban Education - Community Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, VA,
The Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership (SESL) in the School of Education at Norfolk State University seeks to address the professional development needs of both in-service and pre-service educators.


Master's degree programs build upon the foundation of undergraduate education and provide advanced knowledge, specialized skills, methodologies, and opportunities for independent learning.

The department historically has focused its attention on those educational issues germane to the urban experience.  However, in this rapidly changing age of information, the SESL Department has, in the last few years, expanded its purview and globalized its perspective.  The intent is to provide our students with the kind of broad-based learning experiences that build a habit of excellence, equity, and produce a disposition of leadership in Virginia's PreK-12 schools, classrooms, and community aid centers.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Counseling 
  • School Counseling PreK-12
  • Administration and Supervision PreK-12
  • Subject Area Concentration

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete an NSU online Graduate application
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or employers familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background
  • A personal statement of the applicant’s professional interests and goals.
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            Tuition Fee

            • International

              10085 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 10085 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              4199 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 4199 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Norfolk

            • 1100 - 1900 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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