School Counselling

John Brown University

24 months
560 USD/credit
560 USD/credit
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From college planning to personal development, school counselors help children reach their full potential in all areas of their lives. With a degree in School Counseling, you can become a child advocate and make an impact on the lives of those in need.


JBU’s School Counseling program prepares you for school counseling and guidance positions in elementary and secondary schools. Graduates with a passing score on the PRAXIS exam will be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education.

While there are some online course options, the majority of this program's courses will need to be attended in-person. JBU offers evening School Counseling classes at it's campuses in Fort Smith, Little Rock, Rogers, and Siloam Springs.

The M.Ed. in School Counseling is 49 credit hours. Time to completion depends on whether a student pursues this degree part-time or full-time. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
  • Special Education Behavior Management/Assessment
  • Orientation to Counseling in Elementary & Secondary Schools
  • Ethics and School Policies
  • Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction
  • School Counseling Pre-Practicum Lab
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • School Counseling Internship
  • Human Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Group Theory
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • Career Development Information and Vocational Education
  • Christian Foundations in Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Brief Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling application deadline


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A candidate seeking admission to graduate study must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed graduate student application form with a $35 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Provide an official transcript from the college awarding the undergraduate degree. 
  • Submit graduate recommendation forms from three persons who are not related to the applicant but are familiar with the applicant’s character and scholarship.
  • Present acceptable graduate entry tests appropriate for the desired degree, as described below.
  • Provide additional information or participate in an admission interview if requested by the department head or Dean.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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