24 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The MSEd in School Counseling from The City University of New York prepares prospective school counselors to work with ethnically and racially diverse populations in New York City public and private schools.


Working from a holistic approach, candidates for the MSEd in School Counseling from The City University of New York are encouraged to develop the necessary skills for engaging all members of the educational community-parents, administrators, teachers, students, and community organizations-in the process of making schools more responsive, equitable, and caring environments that foster life-long learning and growth. Internships and supervised field experiences are an integral part of our course of study.

The master of science in education provides graduates with New York State Initial certification as school counselors. Graduates holding Initial Certification must meet New York State Education Department requirements to obtain Professional Certification. A specialization in bilingual school counseling is also offered. 

Career opportunities

Graduates of our program are sought after by public and private schools where they counsel students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Instruction methods vary per instructor, but generally consist of lectures, discussions, application exercises, experiential methods and exercises, presentations, supervision, fieldwork, Blackboard assisted instruction, and audiovisual and web resources, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Professional School Counseling
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice
  • Schools and Communities
  • Counseling Theories
  • Human Development
  • Individual Counseling Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.')
  • Two letters of recommendation (including at least one letter from a professor with whom you have studied)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement of approximately 750 words explaining your reasons for wishing to enter the profession of school counseling (the essay should be self-reflective, make appropriate reference to experience working with children, and demonstrate one's familiarity and compatibility with particular features of the Brooklyn College School Counseling program).
  • F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam
  • Following a review of applications, potential candidates will be invited for a group interview with the program faculty. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.

New York State Residents 

Full-Time - $5,545 per semester

Part-Time - $470 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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