School Counseling

Eastern University

24 months
743 USD/credit
743 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Offered in the Greater Philadelphia Area and Online, our Master's (MEd) in School Counseling  at Eastern University equips you to become an advocate for students while promoting the welfare of an entire learning community. 


Master's in School Counseling | Greater Philadelphia Area

  • Meets the competency areas established by Pennsylvania Department of Education and American School Counseling Association
  • Meets the educational requirements for Licensed Behavior Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Faculty have extensive experience within clinical settings and public and private schools
  • Students master evidence-based practices and research-based counseling skills
  • Reduced practicum and internship hours for PA Certified Educators
  • Competitive tuition, partnership grants, military benefits, and merit scholarships
The MEd in School Counseling program at Eastern University prepares students to be successful pre-K to grade 12 school counselors, who are able to function as an advocates for their students while using evidence-based practices.

Eastern University MEd in School Counseling graduates are employed with the following school districts or organizations:

  • Bethanna Outpatient Clinic
  • Central Bucks County School District
  • Chadds-Ford Unionville School District
  • Delaware County Christian School
  • Delaware County Community College
  • Eastern University
  • Elizabethtown School District
  • Garnet Valley School District
  • Interboro School District
  • Lakeside School
  • Lower Merion School District
  • Marple Newtown School District
  • Moyer Academy
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Perkiomen Valley School District
  • Philadelphia School District
  • Philhaven
  • Phoenixville School District
  • Plymouth-Whitemarsh School District
  • Pottstown School District
  • Radnor School District
  • Spring-Ford School District
  • Warwick School District

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Counseling Theory, Personality and Practice 
  • Introduction to Special Education and Inclusion Practices
  • Life Span Development
  • Foundations of School Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits



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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application and $35 application fee.  (Please note that your application fee is waived if you apply on-line.)
  • Two Recommendations: One professional recommendation and the other academic. The professional reference must be from a present or past workplace supervisor and the academic from a college professor. The recommendations must be on our forms. **If you have been out of school for 7-10+ years, you can submit two professional recommendations.
  • Official Transcript(s) from the degree conferring undergraduate (and graduate if applicable)  institution you've attended.
  • A current resume. 
  • A signed Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations (DOLE) Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    743 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 743 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    743 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 743 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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