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Counselor Education, M.Sc.

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  • 20 months
, PA,
The Saint Vincent College Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education, certifying in PA School Counseling PK-12, prepares candidates for a career as a   professional counselor in the school setting.  Candidates will receive instruction in school policies and clinical   counseling for children and young adults. 


The program is designed to provide excellent training and experiences in current methods, trends and strategies to become effective school counselors. Candidates will be offered resources, professional contacts and tools that enable a pre-service counselor to be successful and effective in guiding youth to reach academic, social and professional goals. Candidates will be exposed to current philosophies, assessment reporting, community collaboration, creative practices and proactive counselor trends that help develop student achievement and a strong school leadership team.  Candidates graduating from this program will be prepared to take the Praxis II: Professional School Counselor exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Orientation to Counselor Education, Services, and Technology
  • Career and Lifestyle Counseling
  • Human Learning 
  • Counseling of Children and Young Adults 
  • Theory and Practices of Group Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Possess an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts must be submitted from each institution attended to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education.
  • Have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. For a GPA lower than 3.0, applicants will be reviewed for provisional acceptance.
  • Send three recommendations to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education.
  • Personal statement explaining your desire to obtain a graduate degree.
  • Completed Application for Graduate Admission in Education. 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      640 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
    • National

      640 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 640 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
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    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

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