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School Counseling or Bilingual School Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
In this School Counseling or Bilingual School Counseling program from New York University – which offers an option to focus on bilingual student populations – you’ll get the education and clinical training to become a professional pre-K–12 school counselor, working in public and private schools, colleges, and community agencies.


Graduates of this School Counseling or Bilingual School Counseling program from New York University are eligible for New York State certification as guidance counselors, and are prepared to take the examination to become a national certified counselor.

Our faculty members are leaders in the field. You will work closely with them to learn how to:

  • Form helping relationships with pre-K–12 children and youth, teachers, and parents, adapting your work to your students’ growth and development
  • Assess students in socio-historical contexts with attention to issues of power and privilege – including gender, race and ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation
  • Create and deliver a data-driven school counseling program that supports every student’s academic, career, and personal and social development

Careers and Outcomes

Prepare for a career as a:

  • School counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Child advocate in community-based organizations

Graduates of the School Counseling degree have been successful in obtaining positions as school guidance counselors through the New York City Department of Education and within school systems on Long Island and throughout the tri-state area. In addition, many have obtained positions in agencies that provide services to school-age children. Program requirements meet most state standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orient. & Ethical Issues in School Counseling
  • Foundations of School Counseling
  • Individual Counseling: Theory and Process
  • Individual Counseling: Practice I
  • Research & Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice
  • Career Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Students have up to six years to complete the program.

  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement Of Purpose 
  • Letters Of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts 
  • Proficiency in English 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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