M.Sc. On Campus

Counseling - School Counseling

Villanova University

36 months
845 USD/credit 15210 USD/year
845 USD/credit 15210 USD/year
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Students interested in the Counseling - School Counseling Concentration from Villanova University learn to work with youth individually, in small groups or as a class to address social, behavioral, academic, career and personal concerns.


Students of the Counseling - School Counseling program from Villanova University learn to collaborate with parents, teachers and administrators to advocate for youth regarding issues such as domestic abuse, poverty, grief, discrimination and family concerns.

What you'll learn

Students are prepared for the school counseling profession through training in courses such as counseling theory, group dynamics, counseling skills, multi-cultural counseling, consultation, English language learners, special education, and school counseling orientation. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their counseling skills within the school setting through a pre-practicum, practicum and internship experiences. Full-time students will be in schools starting in their first semester.


The School Counseling program was created by faculty members in accord with the certification requirements of the State of Pennsylvania and is accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Coursework is based on the standards of: CACREP, the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model for School Counseling Programs and National Standards for School Counseling programs, Ethical Standards for School Counselors developed by ASCA, certification requirements for school counselors as outlined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Standards for School Counseling Programs.

The concentration in School Counseling leads to approval for Pre-K to 12 certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students seeking certification to work in Pennsylvania must complete all requirements for a Master's of Science degree in Counseling with concentration in School Counseling. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • School Counseling Orientation
  • Consultation Processes
  • Special Education for Counselors and Teachers
  • Therapeutic Strategies
  • Adolescent Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Transcripts
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Essay Questions
  • Resume
  • $50 non-refundable application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 845 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

800 - 1300 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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