18 months
1281 USD/credit 51240 USD/year
522 USD/credit 20880 USD/year
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The Secondary School Counseling program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). 


Key Features

The counseling faculty is committed to training multiculturally-competent school counselors and clinical mental health counselors to serve clients and students in urban environments. Also, counseling faculty members, as a group, are highly ranked nationally on objective measures of productivity, typically within the top 10 programs in the nation, and recently within the top 5 programs. Program faculty members take pride in providing a recognized and valuable education. All of our students in both areas are eligible for licensing as a professional counselor.

The School Counseling specialty area prepares students to work as school counselors. The program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students are trained to apply principles of learning, human development, counseling, research, and measurement within the schools. Preparation is designed to enable students to deliver counseling services to schools and their extended communities.

The Secondary School Counseling program from University of Missouri–St. Louis typically accepts a maximum of 50 students per academic year (Fall and Summer) into the School Counseling program. Our students outperform most students nationally on the NCE (National Counselor Examination) and the CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination). Moreover, our graduates are highly respected by regional school districts and are sought out to fill open positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Helping-Relationship Skills
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • School Counseling Field Experience
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum 
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form - Refer to the international student application and $40 application fee.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Official transcripts - Students in their final year of a bachelor's program should submit transcripts for all semesters completed thus far. Students who have already completed a degree must submit final transcripts and degree certificates.
  • Most graduate programs also require additional materials, including letters of recommendation, writing samples, and/or GRE and GMAT scores. Please review the degree profile for your program to view a complete list of requirements. Note that letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the author - do not send photocopies or scans of recommendations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1281 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    20880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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