M.Sc. On Campus

School Counseling

Fort Hays State University

12 months
610 USD/credit 29280 USD/year
610 USD/credit 29280 USD/year
242 USD/credit 11616 USD/year
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School counselors help all the students under their guidance set personal goals, improve their academic achievement, and plan for their careers.  The School Counseling program is delivered at Fort Hays State University.


You also enrich the educational philosophy of the school that you serve. If you are up to the challenge, the Department of Advanced Educational Programs can help you satisfy state licensure requirements.

The M.S. in School Counseling  at Fort Hays State University prepares you to help students plan their futures and develop the academic and social skills they need to succeed in a changing world environment. During your three-year program, you will delve deep into the theory behind many issues that arise with youth as they grow and develop, and gain experience in real-world situations through your practicum and internship. Upon completion, you will be prepared to apply for a school counseling license in the state of Kansas. The M.S. in School Counseling is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


The goals of the Counseling Program at Fort Hays State University are as follows:

  • To prepare counselors to identify the philosophy, trends, ethics, and professional standards of the counseling profession, and understand the contextual dimensions of the clinical mental health and school counseling professions.
  • To prepare counselors to differentiate social and cultural characteristics across diverse groups, identify theories and models of multicultural counseling, and will understand the impact of diverse clients and the counseling process.
  • To prepare counselors to relate theories of human development to the counseling practice, and design developmentally appropriate counseling interventions.
  • To train counselors to identify the major theories of career development, and apply the concepts of career counseling.
  • To train counselors to make and use observations of the helping relationship, and apply the concepts of counseling skills to work effectively with individuals possessing diverse characteristics and strengths. To prepare counselors to identify and apply the major counseling theories.
  • To prepare counselors to identify the major techniques and theories of the group counseling process, and apply the concepts of group counseling.
  • To train counselors to identify the major assessment instruments innate to clinical mental health counseling, legal and ethical use of assessments, and show their ability to apply the use of assessment techniques.
  • To prepare counselors to apply best practices of research and program evaluation. To train counselors to critique and contribute to research in counseling.
  • To prepare counselors to assume the roles of their specialization area by training counselors to understand, identify, and practice counseling in the areas of school or clinical settings.
  • To develop the ability, through practicum and internship experiences, to integrate knowledge and skills for competent counseling practice.
  • To develop, through self-reflection and critical thinking, a further self-awareness and understand roles in the counseling process. Develop a personal counseling orientation and ability to assume roles as advocates in the field while maintaining professionalism throughout the program and as future professional counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Educational Research
  • Counseling Skills Development
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Foundations of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Using Google Chrome, submit an Application for Graduate Admission at the appropriate website:
  • Pay the $40 domestic application fee or $50 international application fee.
  • Provide the Graduate School with an official bachelor's degree transcript and master's degree transcript (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Provide entrance examination scores as required by individual departments.
  • Provide letters of recommendation. 
  • Provide any other documents required by specific departments, such as a personal statement or vita, background check release, writing sample, or digital art slides.
  • International students must provide evidence of their ability to speak English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 242 USD per credit during 12 months.

Graduate On-Campus (contiguous state) $341.29

Living costs for Hays

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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