12 months
7886 USD/year
7886 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School Counseling program at Northwest Missouri State University is a 45-hour, two-year program that focuses on school counseling in elementary, middle and secondary schools. Students enroll in a cohort setting allowing for individualized support from faculty and classmates.


The program in School Counselling at the Northwest Missouri State University trains students in a developmental approach to school counseling and the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program. With using this approach, the program focuses on the three primary functions of the modern school counselor: consultation, coordination and counseling.

Other Learning Opportunities

  • We are proud to bring you 37 Masters-level programs, three Specialists in Education programs, and four graduate level certificate programs. 
  • Our programs provide opportunities for full-time, part-time, and distance education students, including online and off-site programs at Northwest-Kansas City.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Counseling Research
  • Group Appraisal
  • Student Appraisal and Intervention
  • Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs
  • Occupational and Educational Information
  • Principles and Practices of the K-12 School Counseling Program

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate transcript from an accredited college which indicates: a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 or above, a minimum GPA in the undergraduate declared major of 3.00
  • A written statement of career plans and philosophy of education
  • A written recommendation attesting to the applicant's potential as graduate student and as a school counselor from a certified school counselor, a school administrator or a college professor

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3943 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3943 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Maryville

800 - 1300 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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