M.Ed. On Campus

School Counseling

Rutgers University

24 months
30900 USD/year
30900 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School Counseling program of Rutgers University meets all requirements for New Jersey School Counselor and Educational Services Certification and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).



The School Counseling program of Rutgers University prepares students to work as school counselors from P-12 grades. These duties include services such as: study and assessment of individual students with respect to their achievement, abilities, interest, and needs; counseling with students and parents regarding personal, social, educational, and career plans; the development of cooperative relationships with community agencies; consultation with teachers and administrators; and student advocacy.

A focus on multicultural aspects of school counseling is integrated throughout the program.

Program Objectives

School Counseling graduates will:

  • Develop a professional identity that demonstrates foundational knowledge and skills necessary for success as professional school counselors.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills needed to perform a range of school counselor responsibilities (i.e., counseling, coordinating, consulting).
  • Demonstrate capacity and skills for empowering students, families and communities and adhere to ACA and ASCA ethical standards in their roles as leaders, advocates, and consultants.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to coordinate a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program (i.e., foundation, management, delivery, accountability) using a data driven model to address academic, career and social-emotional development of K-12 students.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to socio-cultural factors that affect help-seeking behaviors and develop culturally appropriate counseling practices informed by counseling research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling and Interview Skills
  • Group Counseling: Theory and Practice
  • Family: Systems Development
  • Career Counseling and Development
  • Professional Ethics
  • Theories of Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement (The personal statement for school counseling program applicants is to focus on the topic Why I Want to Study and Contribute to the School Counseling Profession. The applicant is to address the following: Why s/he is interested in pursuing graduate study in the school counseling profession, short term career objectives, what the applicant intends to gain out of graduate study, and long term goals. Given national changing demographics, the applicant is to comment on the role of the school counselor in work with multicultural populations.)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE General

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    30900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15450 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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